Andres Iniesta clarified earlier comments which contradicted the Barcelona president’s claims that an agreement exists between player and club over his future.
Following Barcelona’s convincing 5 – 0 derby win over Espanyol on Saturday – a result which saw the Catalans cement their place at the top of the La Liga table – the influential midfielder spoke at length about the state of his contract negotiations with the club.
Earlier, the 33-year old had contradicted club president Josep Maria Bartomeu’s claims the a pre-agreement exists between Iniesta and the club, fueling speculation that he may depart Camp Nou when his contract expires at the end of the season.
"Talks have been underway for a while, things are going as they're going and my only desire is to have a great season, to be at my best and to win things with the club," he told reporters.
"This is my home and whether I continue or not, it's not something which is distracting me,” the Spain international continued.
Asked why he felt it was necessary to contradict Bartomeu’s statement over the pre-agreement, Iniesta added: "[Because] that would suggest everything is done and that's not the case. The case is a little particular at the moment.
"It wasn't a reaction to contradict the president. I told the truth about the situation and that's all. Whether I continue or not, there will never be any problems. I wouldn't be capable of a personal situation becoming any type of war.
"It's normal in [my] situation to assess things, but we will see. I'm focused more than ever on my work. As for my personal future, we will see. The most important thing is on the pitch, like today.
"I'm thinking about doing well, performing, and my head, heart and body will decide [what comes next]," he added.