Iniesta reiterates Barca loyalty


His current deal expires in 2015, but the 29-year-old insists he still intends on ending his career at Camp Nou as previously expressed.

“There is nothing strange or any war going on between Barca and Iniesta. The club wants me here and I want to stay here,” Iniesta said at a press conference.

“I have said many times that my aim is to retire here and the club wants the same. We all want to reach an agreement.

“This has nothing to do with money or whether I am the second, third, fourth or fifth best paid player.

“What motivates me is knowing that I have some good years ahead in which I can keep improving and growing as a player.”

The World Cup winner has appeared as a Barca substitute four times this season. And while disappointed with his reduced game-time, he remains supportive of coach Gerardo Martino.

“The most important thing is that we are all getting to play a role and feel useful,” said the Spaniard. “Nobody likes being dropped, but it happens to us all.

“You have to take things as they come. The coach has to make his decisions and the first thing on his mind is the decision which benefits the team.”