Iniesta: “We have the incentive to beat Madrid and win the league”

Barca midfielder Andrés Iniesta says that the Catalan giants have the incentive to beat Real Madrid and win the league again.

The Barca player has said that this season, unlike the previous ones, the Blaugrana team are the ones who must fight alongside the other teams to fight for La Liga title and wrestle it from current champions Real Madrid. This will certainly be an “incentive” to fight for in the new project with new boss Tito Vilanova.

“Madrid is the defending champion and the other teams will try to snatch the title. You have the incentive to beat the champion and get back the league title and it is this what gives us the extra motivation this season besides keeping doing what we’ve been doing,” said Iniesta on Tuesday at a press conference.

In this regard, continued Iniesta, “It is the only change in Barca’s preparation for the coming season and for the course of it. “Other years we wanted to beat rivals because we were the champions and this year it is our turn to take the title from Real Madrid”.

Anyway, the first cup game between the two rivals will be the Spanish Super Cup in late August. this is a cup match that marks the year but it will be important for morale than anything else. “The Super Cup will not set a precedent for the season, the goal is to win and get the best out of the pre season training that we’ve been doing. Whoever wins, the morale and confidence will be much higher, but it’s just the beginning and we hope to start in the best possible way, “he added.

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