Andrés Iniesta: 37 games unbeaten is 'astonishing'

Andrés Iniesta as was steady as always against Getafe. / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB
The FC Barcelona midfielder speaks to the media following the 6–0 win, as do his teammates Sergi Samper and Aleix Vidal

Saturday’s 6–0 win over Getafe was FC Barcelona’s 37th consecutive game without defeat. It also let them up their lead in the league with nine games to play.

For captain Andrés Iniesta, the streak is most impressive. “Thirty-seven games without losing is astonishing, and we want to extend it further,” he said. “We’re going to try to keep our winning streak in the league, because it will help bring us the title.” Iniesta believes the team against

Iniesta praised his teammates’ efforts against Getafe. “We didn’t let our opponents breathe and taking an early lead made it easier.”

The captain has also warned against playing not to lose against Arsenal on Tuesday, despite Barça’s 2–0 aggregate lead heading into the return leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

“We’re leading and playing at home, but we know that our opponents are dangerous,” he said. “The Arsenal game will require a 100% effort from every player. We’re excited to go through but we have a lot of respect for Arsenal.”

Sergi Samper and Aleix Vidal also spoke to the press. Here are the highlights of what they had to say:

Sergi Samper

“We are in great form, and we hope it stays that way.”

“We know every game is important and if we don’t give it our all, all our opponents become dangerous.”

“We have to stay the course to remain confident for the Champions League. We can’t let our guard down.”

“Missing penalties is not so normal but we are not worrying: we can improve.”

Aleix Vidal

“We knew that if we pressed Getafe from the very beginning we could hurt them.”

“When you go to a team like Barça and without playing for seven months, it’s very difficult to get playing time. Both Arda and I are enjoying it a lot. “

“We haven’t lost since I was activated and I hope takes a long time before it happens.”

“Finding ourselves here at this point of the season was what we wanted.”

“It is true that we have gone 37 games without losing, but we don’t think about this when we play.”