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Football: Barca need to play like they did in 2008, Iniesta says

Published on Jul 25, 2014 7:05 PM
FC Barcelona's midfielder Andres Iniesta arrives at a press conference at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on July 25, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BARCELONA (REUTERS) - Barcelona are looking to recapture the kind of form they hit when former coach Pep Guardiola, the club’s most successful manager, took over in 2008, midfielder Andres Iniesta said on Friday.

The Catalan club are in the process of rebuilding after they failed to win major silverware last season for the first time in six years and coach Gerard Martino has been replaced by Luis Enrique.

Players including Uruguay forward Luis Suarez and Croatia midfielder Ivan Rakitic have arrived to join the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar and Iniesta said the players were excited about the new season starting next month.

"We want to get back to doing things well and making the fans happy,” the Spain playmaker and club captain told a news conference.

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