In the wake of Barcelona 3-0 loss to Juventus in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first-leg tie, Iniesta takes courage. In a statement on the Club’s website(www.fcbarcelona.com) saying “a comeback is not out of the question,”
Iniesta admits that Barcelona’s performance was poor in the first half and this cost them the game.
“We got things wrong especially in the first half for us, and in the Champions League you get punished as we did with two goals. The second half was a different story and we really deserved to get a goal back.”
“It’s not quite as bad as it was in Paris, but we do have another uphill struggle ahead of us. If we do what we have to do we can turn this tie around, but if we don’t then it’s going to be impossible, signs off the veteran midfielder.
Iniesta added “You can concede goals like that from corners and Juve are a good team, and if you don’t get it right against teams like that then you pay the penalty.”
“I think it would be better for us to speak among ourselves. We know first half wasn’t perfect, we need to lift our heads up and start planning for the next challenge.”
“I hope the fans will come out and support us for the second leg, but first we have to think about the league.”
“I know how tough this is for the fans, but now we have to think about getting some rest.”
However,Juventus legendary keeper Zoff has said that if Juventus had the same advantage has PSG had against Barcelona then they would never concede.That is a strong admission and absolute conviction in the ability of the team.