Iniesta sends warm message following Barca game
- Barcelona beat Kobe 2-0.
- Iniesta played the first half and came very close to scoring.
- After the match, the midfielder revealed it was strange to play against Barca.
- The 35-year-old wishes he were fit enough to continue playing for the Catalans.
Barcelona faced off against Vissel Kobe in their last match in the Japan tour. Blaugrana legend Andres Iniesta played for the Japanese side and despite his age, the Spaniard produced several good moments and came really close to scoring. After the match, Andres reflected on how it felt to play against his old teammates:
Barcelona as a family:
"They arrived just yesterday. It has been a long day. They are all here and I am happy. It has been a joy to see them and share time together. I wish them a great season. Get all the titles at stake. They have the right squad for that!
"It has been weird and special. Once the game starts, you worry about playing and giving a good image."
"It has been strange to have him on the other side and not as partners. I have enjoyed and savoured it. Overall, I think we have had a good game. It was a special day. I am happy. "
"I do not feel any regret, that is something very strong. I wish I had felt the desire or the strength to continue playing at Barca. I would have loved to come here with Barça to play against Vissel, but my moment has passed. I enjoy football in a different way now. It's always very exciting."
"I guess not. It was a nice day. Our team is not going through the best moments and having Barca against you generates a lot of respect. We have all enjoyed the day. "