Nadal represents the ideal of what a sportsman should be: Enrique
Nadal represents the ideal of what a sportsman should be: Enrique

Barcelona, March 11 (IANS) Catalan football giants Barcelona’s head coach Luis Enrique on Friday praised Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal who is accused of doping, and said that the Spanish champion represents “the ideal of what a sportsman should be”.

“I have more chances of doping to train than Nadal,” said the Barcelona coach in a press conference on the eve of the La Liga clash with Getafe, joking that the Spaniard has only one problem: “The team he supports (Real Madrid).”

Enrique was responding to questions on the situation of the tennis star, accused by French former Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot of faking an injury in 2012 to cover up a drug ban, reports Efe.

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