Barcelona’s poor form continued after a 1-0 loss against Real Sociedad during the weekend. The result opened the la Liga title race in dramatic fashion.
Andres Iniesta claims that Barcelona are very keen on extending their unbeaten run of 39 matches.
The Catalan club have become even more powerful under the regime of Luis Enrique. The former Barcelona midfielder has managed to find a way for the likes of Neymar, Luis Enrique, and Lionel Messi to play in the same team without losing the defensive strength. In fact, attack has become the biggest source of defence for Barcelona in the 2015-16 campaign. They have managed to stay unbeaten even when having some difficult games in the Champions League along the way.
Pep Guardiola’s move to Manchester City will be completed when the current Premier League season ends as the Spanish manager is going to replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium and Sergio Busquets has recently said that he could be tempted to join the Premier League club as the highly rated defensive midfielder would like to work alongside Guardiola once again.
Andres Iniesta says that Barcelona are intent on reaching the Copa del Rey final. The club will be up against Valencia in the semi-final.
Luis Enrique has decided to give midfielder Andres Iniesta some much-needed rest. Hence, the midfielder will not be part of the Champions League group match against Bayer Leverkusen.
Barcelona’s midfield maestros Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta believe that manager Louis van Gaal will be a success at Old Trafford despite struggling in his first season at the club.
He is, and will forever be, a Barcelona icon and a man whose achievements will be discussed long after the day comes to finally hang up his boots.
He is not the headline maker, the Lionel Messi or Neymar, and for a long time he was not even the Camp Nou stalwart, the skipper and on-field leader, with the presence of Carles Puyol and Xavi casting sizeable shadows.
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has categorically stated that he would never play in the Premier League in his career.
The midfielder is regarded as one of the finest in the world, but his form with Barcelona has dropped off late. This is largely down to the importance given to players like Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Iniesta does not occupy a major role in the tactics of Luis Enrique as he did under Pep Guardiola. This has raised suggestions that the player might consider a move to the Premier League just as other Barcelona stars like Pedro and Cesc Fabregas in recent memory.
Barcelona star Andres Iniesta says that he is confident of being fit for the Champions League final in Berlin. The midfielder is understood to be a doubt for the match against Juventus.
A victory for Barcelona will see them move level with Liverpool as the five-time European champions. They have had four victories up until now but a majority of them have come since 2006. While Frank Rijkaard’s team started the run with a win in 2006, Pep Guardiola continued this form with two more trophies under his regime. Iniesta has been a lucky footballer to have been part of three title winning teams already.
Andres Iniesta faces a bit of difficulty while playing in pair with Xavi in Barcelona midfield.
The 30-year old player has admitted it himself.
To hear something like this from Iniesta is definitely a bit of a surprise because Xavi is supposed to be in his closest of mates.
The duo has had a great coordination over the years and they have seen a number of seasons pass by at Camp Nou playing alongside.
Their presence is probably the reason why Barcelona’s midfield has been one of the most solid ones in the world in the last decade or so.
But, for some reason, Iniesta is starting to believe that he and Xavi are not that effective playing together anymore.
According to Iniesta, his relationship and tuning with Xavi is still the same, but, things aren’t working out as well on the field as the two would have liked.