​Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has insisted his side "play fair" in the wake of the bottle-throwing incident which has been making headlines since last weekend's win over Valencia, reported ​ESPN.

The Spanish champions scored a late winner at Mestalla and celebrated in front of the Valencia fans, provoking them in the process. The celebrations led to a plastic bottle being launched at the club's players, with quite the overreaction - in terms of feigning injury - soon to follow.

Barcelona were reprimanded by the RFEF for provoking the Valencia supporters, though Barca have also asked for action to be taken in response to La Liga president Javier Tebas, who labelled the incident "embarrassing".

Enrique, however, wouldn't be drawn on the matter, saying: "I refer to the announcement made by the club (on Thursday).


"Other than that I have nothing else to say. I'm focused on the football side of things and (Saturday's) game. We're accustomed to an infinite number of controversies and this is just another one.

"I'm not going to stoke the fire anymore. The only thing I can say about my players is we won the fair play award, we have club values, which are playing well and not trying to hurt other players.

"They are values we try to transmit by word of mouth and on the field. We don't kick others and we don't hurt other players. We're the team with the least yellow cards and we will continue playing and hopefully giving the fans good football."

Barca play Granada this weekend, and Enrique is set to bring the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez back into the starting line up after they were rested for the cup defeat to Espanyol in midweek.

He added: "There are players who don't have time to rest and this was the first time I could give them time off. I spoke to the fitness coach and this time off doesn't affect them from a physical point of view, but it was important from a mental point of view.

"It gives them time with their families to enjoy themselves and then come back for a fixture list which doesn't give them time to rest. They're international players, so it's practically impossible for them to rest."

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