"If you think that I will use Iniesta as an excuse then think again. He's not here, and that's all there is to it. We will cope without him for two months as we have several alternatives in that position."
-Pep Guardiola, making it perfectly clear that he will not tolerate any let off from his Barcelona side against Valladolid tomorrow afternoon. The Catalan giants will likely be without Andrés Iniesta for six weeks after he strained his right thigh muscle in Barça's midweek Champions League game. The need to pick up maximum points is of the utmost importance with a horrid 4-week stretch of matches on the horizon: @Sevilla, Valencia, Real Madrid, @Villarreal.
Guardiola: "Viviremos dos meses sin Iniesta; no está, y punto" (in Spanish) [Marca]