Barca ignoring transfer ban - Pedro

The forward has admitted that off-field controversies have been "hard" for his team-mates but is eager to keep racking up victories
Barcelona attacker Pedro believes that all his side can do is avoid the off-field controvery currently rocking the club.

The Blaugrana have been banned from signing players for the next two transfer windows by Fifa due to irregularities with their recruitment of youngsters.

However, the Spain international wants to focus on matters on the pitch as the Catalans go in search of success on all three fronts.

"We have had a difficult time, but we try to keep that isolated and focus on the games," he is quoted as saying by AS.

"We just have the games in our heads. We are calm and we're taking it game by game."

Barca recorded a 3-1 win over Real Betis on Saturday to keep up pace with Liga leaders Atletico Madrid, but were booed by the Camp Nou fans. However, Pedro can understand their frustration.

"They know what they want. Maybe we lacked intensity in the second half, but we're happy with the win," he added. "They played well and it was complicated. The best thing was the result.

"It will be hard until the end. The margin for error is very small. Every game left is a final. It will be difficult."