Iniesta: “Zaragoza force you to run and that wears you out”

Andrés Iniesta / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The Spanish midfielder almost scored one of the best goals of the night but he was denied by the woodwork. “It’s a question of centimeters with these types of plays and sometimes they don’t go in,” said Iniesta

Training session at 11.30

Barça will return to training at 11.30 tomorrow at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper. After the session the team will travel to Moscow, where they’ll face Spartak on Tuesday for Week 5 of the Champions League Group Stage.

Andrés Iniesta’s performance against Zaragoza improved as time ticked off the clock and he was on the verge of scoring one of the best goals of the night but was denied by the woodwork. The Spanish midfielder noted that “it’s a question of centimeters with these types of plays and sometimes they don’t go in.” On the match, Iniesta said that “Zaragoza make you run, they wanted to have the ball and that wears you out.”

Errors that need to be corrected

Despite the amount of goals conceded by Barça this season, the midfielder said said that “football is a game between two teams, and our opponents come to play. We need to correct our errors so we don’t concede as many goals, but these are things that can happen.” Iniesta concluded his post-match interview by praising Leo Messi, who scored a brace this evening taking his goal tally in La Liga to 17. The midfielder said that “we’re used to Messi making the difference in matches, he’s unique. I hope his form and the team’s continues.”

Montoya in the starting line-up

The right back Martín Montoya played the entire 90 minutes and he assisted Messi for Barça’s last goal of the night. The defender noted that “it’s a pleasure to play at the Camp Nou, I feel very comfortable with the team and the fans.” On the match, the Catalan said that “Zaragoza made it difficult for us because they have good players in the midfield and they surprised us in a couple of plays.” For Montoya “it was key to react quickly after they equalised,” and he noted that Barça face “a complicated match” against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday “due to the artificial turf and the cold” in the Russian capital. He added: “If we play well against Spartak we’ll have our options of winning the match.”

Marc Bartra:

“I’m very pleased that we won and I’m happy that I got to play.”

“I feel very comfortable with my team-mates. I’ve fought for many years to be here and I’m very comfortable.”

“The fact that Messi is breaking so many records is good for the team because it means we’ll be remembered in the future.”

“The most positive thing about the match are the three points we won.”


“Zaragoza played a good match and at times they displayed a very high level of play, but in general I think we were the superior side.”