Iniesta at the old Damm Factory / DAMM

Andrés Iniesta has answered questions from his followers on social media at an event organised by the brewery Estrella Damm and held at the company’s former factory in Barcelona. Via Facebook and Twitter, the player’s fans put to him questions on various topics covering his professional and personal life. Obviously, one of the first questions was on Barça’s current excellent form.

“I see the team in great shape. We have got better and better. Everything has its own process and a season has its moments. The most important thing is that those on the inside don’t change their direction, we have to be focused on one idea,” explained the midfielder. He added: “The team has grown and has surpassed itself. We are in a great position to do something really difficult, we are close knowing that they are two finals.”

The final in Berlin

Iniesta could not avoid touching upon the subject of the Cup final and the Champions League final. According to the midfielder, “the trick before the final is to try and keep everything normal. It is not the same playing in the Champions League final than it is playing in the league, but we try to follow the same steps. Having a certain experience also helps.” Nevertheless, he admitted that a final like that in Berlin is “special”.

The first trophy, the league, is now in the bag. “We celebrated it as we needed to, it’s an important title after a year of hard work,” he revealed. The keys to success for the squad according to Iniesta are “hard work and effort.”

I can’t find praise high enough for what he represents as a person and as a player. He’s unique and there will never be another like him

When asked about his career alongside Xavi Hernández, the Barça number 8 was as clear as you can be: “I can’t find praise high enough for what he represents as a person and as a player. He’s unique and there will never be another like him, he has been key to the success of this club and the national team. For me, it has been a true pleasure to play alongside him during my entire career.”

Looking back at his footballing career Andrés Iniesta has no doubt about the most outstanding moment as a player: “The first step to everything is making your debut with the first team. When I did it in Bruges it was the most important, together with my debut against Recreativo at Camp Nou. They are two of the happiest days for me.”


Iniesta believes the team are growing and... por fcbarcelona