Luis Enrique said he embodies Barcelona's style of football better than counterpart Xavi Hernandez ahead of their Champions League tie on Wednesday. 

Enrique spent eight seasons with Barcelona as a manager and three more as a manager. Enrique led Barcelona to a treble in 2015. 

"Without any doubt, I do," he told his pre-game news conference when asked whether he or Barça boss Xavi better represent the Blaugrana's philosophy, which is based on possession, pressing, positioning and attacking.

"Look at the data: ball possession, goal scoring chances created, the high press, trophies. Look at it. It's not an opinion. The numbers and figures are there. It's not debatable. Others may think differently, but there are no doubts."

Enrique played alongside Xavi and later managed him.

"I don't know Xavi at all as a coach," Luis Enrique said.

"I only know him as a player. I know the club very well, but not Xavi the coach.

"I know Barcelona really well and I know the players, but I don't know if that could be an advantage or not. It could be the opposite.

"The club means a lot to me emotionally because of the experiences I had there, but I am also a professional and I have to think about my job and my team.

"It will be special for me, but I am more than ready to give my all for PSG. I am l