Barca players receive warm welcome in Japan (video)
- Barca are set to play two matches in Japan.
- The squad has received a warm welcome from the Japanese fans.
As part of the pre-season, Barcelona travelled to Japan were the team is set to take on Chelsea and Vissel Kobe with Andres Iniesta, Sergi Samper and David Villa. It seems that the Japanese fans have been longing to see their beloved team visit the country of the rising sun:
In fact, two Blaugrana players thanked the fans at a recent press conference:
"Thanks to all the fans who came to the hotel and airport. These will be my first minutes in a Barca shirt and I’m excited to play with my new teammates, enjoy myself with them on and off the pitch," said Antoine.
"Firstly, it’s a pleasure to be here. We have good memories in Japan from the Club World Cup. We have so many fans here. We appreciate Rakuten for the opportunity to play against Chelsea and Vissel Kobe.
"It will be special to play against Vissel since they have Iniesta, Sergi Samper and Davi Villa, who are family. It will be beautiful. Hopefully we can all enjoy it with the fans," added Ivan.