21 February 2012

Iniesta: “The feeling is very similar to previous years”

The midfielder told Barça TV that the team is as enthusiastic ever, but admits that they have dropped far too many points in the league.

One of the stars of Barça's stunning display against Valencia, Andrés Iniesta, spoke to 'El Marcador' on Barça TV after the 5-1 win. "It is very difficult to keep up the same level in every game, but the feeling is very similar to previous years. But it's true that we have dropped far too many points".

He added that "we always try to present a good image of ourselves and transmit good sensations. The reality is that we need to get three points out of three in all our games and hope that Real Madrid slip up ... We have to keep working the same as ever and fight for all of the titles ... It won't be easy to catch them up but the team has reacted the right way ... They are keen to things well".

Andrés Iniesta also spoke about how much the squad would hate to lose Pep Guardiola. "I hope he renews and stays with us" he said. "He has to decide, but he knows that the team wants him to stay on. That's what everyone wants ... To me, Guardiola seems enthusiastic. He still a lot of nice things to experience here". He finished with words for the multiple goalscorer last night. "We have to keep enjoying Messi, and he has to keep enjoying the team" he said. (via FCBarcelona.com)