At the end of the 2018 season Andrés Iniesta said goodbye to FC Barcelona and undertook a new challenge to the Japanese league, now 5 years later it was the Spanish’s turn to say goodbye this time to Vissel Kobe, a team from the first division of Japanese soccer.
However, the world champion in South Africa 2010 with Spain will not hang up his boots, as he stated that he still he feels energetic to continue playing football at 39 years of age. Iniesta does not rush his future and prefers to focus on the present and currently wants to continue on the pitch.
“I like to think a lot about the present and the present is to continue playingTry to play football for the years that I have left, and then we’ll see”, the Spaniard released at the press conference on the occasion of his farewell to the Japanese club.
On the other hand, the native of Fuentealbilla commented that one of his dreams is to return to FC Barcelona, a team in which he trained as a footballer, played for 18 seasons and where he won absolutely everything during his stay.
“As I have said many times, I would love to go back to Barcelona at some point in my life, but I still think it’s a long way off,” he explained. “Above all I hope that Xavi I have been a coach for many years, that would be great news for football”, commented Andrés.
Despite disassociating himself as a Vissel Kobe player, Iniesta will remain anchored to the Japanese club Well, the agreement he has with the team will make him return once he retires as a player, although at another stage.
“Once I retire, the next thing will be to be at Vissel in another area”, this as part of the agreement for his departure from the team. He had previously expressed that he would continue to be part of the club from the technical or training part of the players.
Iniesta played a total of 131 games with the Japanese side, registering 24 assists and 30 goals during his stay in Asia.
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