Post-game reactions: Iniesta relishes new title win

Post-game reactions: Iniesta relishes new title win

The players admit to having suffered against Sevilla but can't hide their joy at having lifted the UEFA Super Cup

Minutes after being proclaimed champion of the 2015 UEFA Super Cup, Andres Iniesta admitted that it was "great to win again. We did so suffering a lot, but we succeeded."

The FC Barcelona captain said that despite the victory the team needs "to keep fixing things" in light of Sevilla's second-half comeback from a 4–1 deficit.

According to Iniesta, "Sevilla attack with a lot of guys, they move fast, and they got us." Fortunately Pedro's extra time goal ended tipping the balance in favor of the Catalans.

"Pedro deserves the moment and the goal. I hope he continues with us and can keep helping us out," Iniesta concluded.

Here are the highlights of what some of the other players had to say after the game:

Pedro Rodríguez

"I have always tried to be a professional and help the team to the max. It was a little disappointing not to start because you always want to play every game."

"I don't want to leave Barca but the situation is complicated. It's about minutes, because I'm ambitious and always want to be on the front line."

Sergio Busquets

"We slowed down physically and we made mistakes that resulted in goals. They took advantageand we suffered until the end."

"We know that to continue having success and keep winning titles we have to be plugged from the beginning. It will not be easy to get the sextuple."

"I'm happy for Pedro; he's a player who has fought a lot. I wish him the best, wherever he is, because in the end we all want to play. Let's see what happens with the situation."

Dani Alves

"Sevilla made us pay, tying the game between their skill and our mistakes. But we kept going and we won, and deservedly so."

"The coach warned us in the preseason that if we're playing well, we're very good. But if we let up we're just a normal team and a vulnerable one. The game today should serve to teach us a lesson."


"It was an incredible game but I don't know if you winning that way is preferable. What is certain is that you suffer more that way."

"I didn't expect to start but when the coach told me that I was I got ready. I always go into each game with the mentality that I'm going to play."

Sergi Roberto

 "Sevilla were more tired at the end than us and we were able to get the victory. When you see that they came back down 4–1 you don't know what to think."

"I'm very happy because I've had lots of minutes this preseason, and also because today I could play and help the team."

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