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Iniesta: It’s good to have this parity in the La Liga title race

by Tom Conn | Posted on Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Barcelona midfielder, Andres Iniesta was elated by his side’s 1-4 win over Sevilla in a torrential downpour at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday evening and the Spanish international feels that despite ending the week as La Liga leaders once again, it’s good to have parity in La Liga.


In his post-match interview, Iniesta spoke about the match and wrestling the top spot in La Liga away from Atletico Madrid, despite all three clubs; Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid even at 57 points.

“It was important to get the win to today and move back to the top of the league.  We lost the lead for six days and it didn’t take long to get it back.  The conditions weren’t the best but we did it.

“If we have opportunities to keep the lead, we can’t let them escape.  We must remain strong for what lies ahead.

“It’s good for everyone to have this parity, this intensity in the title race.  We’ll see what happens at the end.”

Iniesta then spoke about his own return to the starting line-up and his standout performance in the second half.

“Whether it’s the Barca people recognised or not, that’s not an issue.  There are phases in a match, we maintain our style of play, which is what leads us to win and play well. Our opponent made things difficult, but also it’s difficult to maintain that style throughout the entire game and we need to have other weapons.

“For me, it’s not a question of being a starter or not.  I always have confidence; the coach commands the team and knows how to manage it.  We players are at his disposal, we all win titles.”

Iniesta concluded by praising Leo Messi, who score his first La Liga goal since November.

“Leo is never missing, he’s one of the very few players when given a couple seconds or a couple metres, can change the face of the game.  He does that every day and he did it today as well.”

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