Enrique is a much better defender than Riise ever, ever was. If there ever was an overrated player it was Riise. Truly he was the worst left back we've had for the last 20 years.
Complete and utter revisionist nonsense I'm afraid.
Riise was a good servant for us, and it was only the form (and fitness) of Aurelio in 2009 which saw him pushed out.
Selling him was arguably a big mistake due to Aurelio's injuries and forced us to go with RAWK's favourite argie teenage full back who wasn't quite ready (ultimately leading to his own demise).
I have doubts about Enrique in the long term if we have real ambitions to be a top side again, but for the moment he's reliable enough although his decision making and play in the final third is somewhat hit and miss.