The Spanish star will leave the Japanese league, but announced that he will continue playing “until he is 40 years old” and that he dreams of returning to Barcelona.
The Spanish footballer Andres Iniesta39, announced his separation from the Japanese club Vissel Kobe “by common consent” but ruled out retirement from active football and stressed that he wants “keep playing and competing”.
“I think we had always imagined that I would retire here, it was everyone’s wish”said iniestaauthor of the goal that converted the selection of Spain in world champion in South Africa 2010.
“In these five years I have experienced very beautiful moments and others not so much. In this long road we have suffered very difficult moments, but this is what has made this club grow”remembered iniestawho won the Emperor’s Cup and one Japan Super Cup with the team of kobe.
Are there chances of a return to Barcelona?
In an emotional conference, the talented midfielder also acknowledged that he “I would like to return to Barcelona” but at the same time see “far from that possibility”.
About the Catalan club he said that: “I hope Xavi spends many years as coach, that would be great news for football.”
“I want to continue playing until I am 40 years old”Iniesta admitted at the press conference and pointed out that he is leaving the club Japan given that “The coach’s priorities are different, and I respect and assume that”.
During the current season iniestawho had a valid contract until the end of 2024, played only three games in the League J1 and two of the Japan Cuphighlights the brand newspaper.
The club Vissel Kobe thanked the soccer player and said in a statement that “He has made significant contributions to the team.”
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