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04.10.2008 23:57

Messi: “It has a been a great day”

Anna Segura

The FC Barcelona players were evidently delighted after the emphatic victory against Atlético de Madrid on Saturday evening and explained that confidence was now very high within the squad. Lionel Messi believes that it was a great day for the team.

Goals, great play and real intensity were all features of a gripping enoucnter in Camp Nou and afterwards the Blaugrana players explained what they felt about the team’s sixth consecutive victory in all competitons.

Leo Messi:

“We knew that it was an important game and we have played with great intensity.”

“It has been a very good day.”

“It is a shame that I could not score, but more importantly, we had a great win and I am very pleased.”

“Today the fans were behind the game like they always are.”

Andrés Iniesta:

QM3D1579.jpg“It was shame not to score after hitting the woodwork twice. I hope that next time I will be closer.”

“It is good to win. It was an objective before the international break.”

“We should not forget that we are at the start and there is still a long way to go.”

“We have been very aggressive. It was an extraordinary first half.”

Gerard Piqué:

“Perfection does not exist, we can always play better, but if the truth be told then today we have played very well.”

“After all these wins in a row, the team has great confidence that we can go on and achieve something.”

“We work a lot on corners and that was the result. The team is playing well because we have finally found our feet.”

Sergio Busquets:

“I am very happy. The fans have responded and came to the stadium and when it is full the players notice.”

“It is a tradition that with game like this there are a lot of goals and there were again.”

“We have a great team and that is seen on the pitch and in the dressing room.”

“The confidence of my team-mates and the coach makes me want to play well all the time.”

“The call-up to the Under-21 side is a reward for my work and also thanks to the help of the team. I am delighted.”

Xavi Hernàndez:

QM3D1703.jpg“I want to thank the fans for their support.”

“I am feeling good and have a lot of confidence. The team is playing really well at the moment. The movement going forward is just fantastic.”

“From the start everything felt good. The mentality is excellent. We want to continue playing like this because we all enjoy it.”

Eidur Gudjohnsen:

QM3D1547.jpg“I think it was like a festival. We have played well from the first minute of the game. We pressed them back as a team high up the field.”

“In the first half we played with a very rhythm.”

“I am very pleased because we won and we are on a good run. I also am feeling good and am confidence. I want to continue playing like that.”

“We have always been hungry for trophies but at times we cold not do what we wanted.”

Rafael Márquez:

“The moves showed that we are working harder. We are changing things every game and the opposition does not know us.”

“It is important to go away on international duty feeling good an with a sense of excitement.”

Messi: “It has a been a great day”
Back to training on Tuesday
Josep Guardiola has given his players Sunday off and, therefore, the first team squad will not return to training until 10:30 on Tuesday morning. The coach will only be able to count on four first team players, however, due to international commitments.

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