Barcelona like Disneyland - Luis Enrique

The 44-year-old says it's been a "brilliant year" for him and that being in charge at Camp Nou is like "heaven"
Luis Enrique compared Barcelona to Disneyland as he gave a glowing assessment of his 2014 ahead of the club's final game of the year on Saturday.

The coach was brought on board by the Catalans in the summer after Gerardo Martino stepped aside with the club having only the Supercopa to show for their efforts in 2013-14.

Luis Enrique spent eight years at Camp Nou as a player then coached their B team for three years until 2011, when he left for an ill-fated spell with Roma.

Having guided Celta to ninth in La Liga in his one and only season with the club, before returning to Barca, the coach is delighted with how the calendar year has panned out.

"It's been a brilliant year for me," he told reporters. "First with Celta then back home, with Barcelona, which is heaven. It's like Disneyland."

After missing last weekend's goalless draw with Getafe, the coach also confirmed Neymar - who has scored 11 goals in 13 Liga games this season - is back in contention for Saturday's clash with Cordoba.

"Neymar trained today with the team so that means he's available and, if he's called for the match, then he can play," Luis Enrique added.

"If he wants to play during the winter break he has to ask for permission from the club and I don't have any information that he's going to play in a friendly match during the holiday period."

Barca trail La Liga table-toppers Real Madrid by four points after 15 games, with reigning Atletico Madrid in third place three points behind them.