Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has been reportedly left stunned after Andres Iniesta’s statement about Real Madrid.
Barcelona clinched an easy 3-0 victory over Leganes and are in red-hot form following their brilliant run of results this season.
Luis Suarez summer ended his goal drought with an incredible brace before new recruit Paulinho found the net to make it 3-0.
And now Barcelona are at the top of the La Liga table – 10 points ahead of arch rivals Real Madrid, who were held to a goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Sunday.
But Spanish outlet Don Balon say that Iniesta gave a team talk after the game against Leganes where he urged his fellow team-mates not to grow complacent and arrogant after making an incredible start to the season.He told them not to lose focus or they would risk giving up the title – in a speech that reportedly took Lionel Messi by surprise.
Iniesta also accentuated that they will have to beat Real Madrid at any cost in next month’s El Clasico.
A victory over Zinedine Zidane’s side at the Bernabeu would definitely crush Real Madrid’s chances of lifting the title this season.
Iniesta also believes that Valencia are very much in the race for the title.
Marcelino Garcia Toral’s have displayed sensational form so far – winning nine out of their 12 La Liga games and are just four points behind current league leaders Barcelona.