FC Barcelona captain Andrés Iniesta spoke to the media for the first time this campaign ahead of the team’s friendly against Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday in the International Champions Cup.

Iniesta discussed a number of topics, including the objectives for the campaign ahead, the new signings and the motivation of the team.

New signings

“The players that have arrived are of a very high level and are young, and being at Barça will help the grow even more.

“What we all want is for Barça to become stronger, and that is why we need new players with quality”.

Enthusiasm

“The desire and enthusiasm to keep contributing to the team is the same, if not more.           

“In this team, there are always the best and you have to compete to play matches. You have to try to be well, play well and perform to the maximum, just as every year.

"The objective is to try win all the titles possible, and we have the squad to do so."

Leo Messi

“There can be no doubt about Leo Messi’s commitment to Barça. Messi is enjoying football, training and the day-to-day aspects."

The goalkeepers

“Ter Stegen and Bravo compete for one spot like the rest of us. Nothing changed from previous years.”

Wembley Stadium

"It's always nice to visit stadiums like Wembley"

Call for strong crowd at the Gamper Trophy

With the traditional curtain-raiser at the Camp Nou set for 10 August at Sampdora, Iniesta called on the fans to visit the stadium: "A strong presence at the stadium is always important, with renewed hopes and new faces."