Iniesta: Barca’s confidence remains

Andres Iniesta has looked to add ‘perspective and balance’ to Barcelona’s situation, assessing that the team’s confidence has not dropped ‘one iota’.

The Catalans have seen a 20-game unbeaten start to the season ended with back-to-back away defeats to Ajax in the Champions League and Athletic Bilbao in La Liga.

However, after collecting his award for Best Attacking Midfielder at the Spanish Football League awards on Monday night, Iniesta says Barca are not getting carried away.

“There is not one iota less of confidence than two weeks ago,” mused the 29-year-old to Marca this week.

“I am a person who does not like extremes and that is both good and bad. I like to see things in perspective and balance.

“Sometimes things do not go as you want, not for lacking anything, but for circumstances that do not allow it.

“There is a concern when you lose, do things poorly or less well, but be confident that with what we are doing we will improve.

“In a team game there are issues to improve and that is for everyone. The team is characterised by solidarity and character and nobody likes it when things go wrong.”

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