Andrés Iniesta fighting for the ball against Real Sociedad / MIGUEL RUIZ - FCB

The Barça captain Andrés Iniesta said that “the first half we did not create as many chances as in the second” and he believes that this is one of the main reasons for the defeat against Real Sociedad. “Coming from behind is always tricky,” he added. “We had chances but we did not take them,” he revealed.

Barça now have a three point lead over second placed Atlético Madrid and Iniesta recognised that the “situation is a little tighter now,” but he remembered that “we still have our fate in our own hands”. With the Champions League quarter final second leg coming up on Wednesday in the Vicente Calderón, Iniesta confessed “the defeat today will not affect the game against Atlético” and he concluded by saying “we have to learn from this game but we should not make too much of it.”

Gerard Piqué also spoke to the press after the game:

“We have a distance that we deserve because of what we have done this season. We could allow ourselves mistakes: now we have made them we have no room for more.”

“The goal at the start of the game hurt us a lot and in the first half we did not play well. In the second half we tried to comeback but we couldn’t do it, the keeper played well too.”

“Now we are thinking about Wednesday’s game: in the Calderón the most important of the three trophies is at stake and we will compete.”