Iniesta urges Barca to end 2015 on a high

Andres Iniesta has backed his Barcelona team-mates to cap a trophy-laden 2015 by lifting their third FIFA Club World Cup.

If Barcelona wins the tournament in Japan they will become the most successful side in the competition’s history since its inception in 2000.

Barca has triumphed in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League so far this calendar year and will be eager to add to that list in Asia.

The Catalan giants, who defeated Estudiantes in the 2009 final and Santos in 2011, kick off their FIFA Club World Cup campaign against Guangzhou Evergrande on Thursday.

"We're demanding the very best of ourselves. We want to win another title and round off a spectacular year," Iniesta told"It's a great opportunity. We came to Japan to win another title and we're absolutely determined to do so. We're very excited.

"We know that we're the favourites and that's making us take the tournament even more seriously.

"I think we have a fantastic squad. We all know the kind of football we want to play and we're all pulling in the same direction.

"We've had a fantastic year in which we've won the lot, deservedly so. And we want to do it again."