Andres Iniesta argued Barcelona dominated most of their 2-1 win over Manchester City in the Champions League first leg.
Luis Suarez scored twice in the first half before Gael Clichy was sent off, Sergio Aguero pulled a goal back and Lionel Messi missed a penalty.
“It’s not easy to win a tie in the first game. I think we have to go with good feelings and continue like we did today,” Iniesta said, AS reports, when he was asked about the second leg.
“All games have phases. Today we’ve done very well and dominated almost all of the game.
“In the second half it was difficult against a team like City who don’t want to have problems in their own ground. We had to defend.”
Iniesta was also asked about the referee and what impact playing Real Madrid days after the second leg will have.
“The incidents seemed pretty clear. The work of the referee is always commented on,” he said.
“We have to stay with the feeling of the game and improve what we have to improve.
“If we’d been told before we would all have taken a positive result but we have to think about the next round of the Cup.
“We’ll think about [the Clasico] when it arrives as it’s very important to be in the next round, which is what we want.”