Iniesta: Pique? I respect all opinions but I won’t talk about referees

Iniesta: Pique? I respect all opinions but I won’t talk about referees

The captain of Barcelona, Andres Iniesta, participated in a promotional event in a commercial centre of the city after the morning training that Luis Enrique led in Sant Joan Despi, and when asked to review both the Catalan’s and Real Madrid’s triumphs, he refused to be goaded into criticising the referees.

Whilst so doing, he did note that he respected his teammates decision to speak out.

“As a captain and colleague I respect everyone’s opinions but my position is not to mention the referees.”

Turning the Champions League tie around against Paris Saint-Germain seems impossible, but Iniesta thinks that Barcelona can do it.

“It’s hard to believe, but we have to believe,” he continued.

“I think we can put them in danger and though 4-0 is very tough, we do have some options to make the tie interesting.

“We always aim to surprise or try what is best for each game and our team has players who can play in various roles.

“The important thing is that we all know what we have to do and we work during the year to change situations depending on the game.”

Iniesta hasn’t been the same player since his injury, something he also acknowledged.

“Personally, I always try to get better but if there is an injury, especially muscular, it is not easy,” he said.

In closing, the midfielder suggested that coach Luis Enrique has the full support of his entire squad.

“There is no doubting the commitment we have with him,” he said.

“We are all very clear where we are, the coach knows what he wants and we are with him.”

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