‘Barca just love to improve’

Jose Manuel Pinto has reflected on Barcelona’s season so far, insisting that the team ‘just loves to improve’.

Barca have only dropped two points in the League so far this term and are in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey and the Last 16 of the Champions League.

“This team just loves to improve. Our mentality is to constantly get better and keep growing. That’s what helps us go on to break so many records,” the goalkeeper told Barca TV this week.

“The squad has a great attitude and we never get tired of winning. I am very proud of all my teammates.”

Pinto also made clear that there is a squad ethos at the club.

“Everyone who comes out onto the pitch wants to show that we are at the top of our game and that’s a good thing – we make it tough for the Coaches to decide who to pick and that is excellent for the team and the squad as a whole.

“Out of respect for our opponents, ourselves and our fans, we always want to do our very best.”

The veteran is set to feature for Barca in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals starting next week, when the team face Malaga.

“My family will be happy about being able to see me a couple of times within such a short time. The three games against Malaga will be difficult.

“We’ll have to see how the games affect each team psychologically depending on the results. The Malaga ‘keeper Willy Caballero is a great ‘keeper and he’s in really good form right now.

“Let’s see if we can get another win and narrow the difference between him and Valdes in the Zamora Trophy.”

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