L'Hospitalet - FC Barcelona / PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

An amazing goal by Andrés Iniesta gave his team the edge in the round of 32 of the King’s Cup against Hospitalet. The last time the native of Fuentealbilla scored in the King’s Cup was in the 2006/07 season when he scored in the Romareda. “I’m very happy for the goal. My shot worked out,” Iniesta said.

With his goal tonight, Iniesta brings his all-time Cup goalscoring tally to 3 in 36 games. The midfielder, however, is only interested in scoring more goals if “it helps the team.”

“Everything is difficult”

The team knew that the game against Hospitalet wasn’t going to be easy. “Everything is difficult and it takes a lot of effort. No one said it was going to be easy ... it’s important that the team keeps on transmitting good vibes,” Iniesta said. Despite winning by one goal in the away leg the footballer said, “we’re content with the score because it’s not easy playing these types of games.”

Pinto:

“I’m pleased because hard work is rewarded.”

“I don’t want to think about it anymore. Whenever anyone hears a whistle on the pitch everyone looks at me.”

Tello:

“I was very happy to be called up, but to be a starter was a big prize.”

“I’ve got my mind on the B team, I’ll fight to be promoted and wait for my opportunity.”

Cesc:

“They made it difficult for us. It was a competitive game.”

“We know what we want. What we want is to go deep in all the competitions, and to do that we have to play on every type of field, like this one.”

“Hospitalet was a very strong, aggressive team. They closed their defensive lines well and it was difficult to create chances. But we did control the game.”

Thursday, training at 11 AM

Pinto, Fontas, and Maxwell, the three first team team players that do not have national duty this week, will have a light train session on Thursday at 11 AM in the Ciutat Esportiva. It will be the last training session of the week. Training resumes on Monday at 11 AM, however, most players will still be with their national sides.