Andrés Iniesta was upbeat about the league kick off in six days’ time when he spoke on the Barça TV programme “El Marcador”, following the 6-0 Gamper win. “the start of the season is close now an we excited, it feels like things are going well. The start of the season is close now an we excited, it feels like things are going well It’s been a good pre-season in terms of training and we will be trying to make sure that everything we’ve done is reflected in a good performance next Sunday. We have a great squad which is capable of challenging for titles”.
Despite the change in coach, Iniesta insists that the team’s philosophy is the same: “each manager is different, but the foundations of our style the style of play we want to produce doesn’t change. The most important aspect is that things run smoothly and that we do things almost automatically, without thinking”.It would have been unthinkable a few years ago that the spine of the team were all home grown, but that’s the reality now With two more youngsters, Munir and Sandro on the scoresheet against Club Leon, Iniesta is also optimistic about the team’s future. “Barça have an important guarantee for the future. It would have been unthinkable a few years ago that the spine of the team were all home grown, but that’s the reality now. As one of the captains I sometimes take one of the youngsters aside and give them some advice, that’s only normal , we have had a good atmosphere in the squad for many years and it’s great to see the youngsters coming through”.