In the aftermath of their tough 3-0 loss to Juventus in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first-leg tie, Andres Iniesta put up a brave face, saying “a comeback is not out of the question,” according to a statement on the club website (www.fcbarcelona.com)
It was all the white and black of Juve on Tuesday night, rather than the claret and blue of Barcelona, and Iniesta admitted that a poor first half 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.”
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.”
“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.
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, a busy man between the sticks for Barcelona echoed his skipper’s sentiments: “It was a painful night. The first half especially was far from perfect. There are things we need to work on improving.”
"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.”