Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta paid tribute to match-winner Lionel Messi after he scored twice and set up Ousmane Dembele in the 3-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday.
The win means Barcelona are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Iniesta was full of praise for his team-mate.
“We always talk about him [Messi]. He makes the difference every single game. It’s an absolute godsend that he’s here. I hope we can get close to winning the Champions League. We’ve taken another step,” he said,
“The thought of winning the Champions League is always a motivation, but it’s difficult. The challenge is minimising errors, because one bad game and you’re out. We’re in the right form to go on and win it.”
Source | UEFA
Barcelona are one of three Spanish teams left in the competition, but Iniesta is hoping to avoid playing against a Liga rival.
“Not the Spanish sides because we know each other too well,” he said.
”I’d prefer not to get one of them. It’s always a goal to win the Champions League, but it’s difficult. One bad match can put you out.”
Source | Marca
Friday’s quarter-final draw takes place in Nyon on Friday at 12pm CET.