Iniesta signs autographs in Japan


Iniesta: "De Jong will be a guide for the midfield"

Published:25/07/2019 - 13:53h

Updated:25/07/2019 - 13:53h

Andrés Iniesta received the players of FC Barcelona on the arrival of the squad to Kobe. The 'manchego' hug everyone one by one and later attended the media. He spoke about De Jong, Neymar or the future of Rakitic

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The FC Barcelona already is in Kobe to play against the Vissel this Saturday in his second party of pre-season. In his arrival to the Japanese city, Andrés Iniesta, David Villa and Sergi Samper received to his ancient mates and were chatting a while with them. Later, the midfield player manchego attended to all the media and spoke of the Barcelona actuality.

"Of Jong is an exceptional signing. It will be a referent in the centre of the field"

The ex international Spanish elogió to Frenkie of Jong, that is called to be one of his reliefs in the Barça. "Of Jong is an exceptional signing, a jump upwards of level for the club. It is young, has a lot of talent and, if all goes well, will be a referent for the centre of the field, because besides it is surrounded of the best to keep growing", affirmed the one of Albacete.

Another of the new signings of the Barcelona has been Antoine Griezmann. Iniesta already there was elogiado to the Frenchman before, but did not have problems in going back to do it. For him, it is an extraordinary reinforcement by all what supposes for the club and for LaLiga. "Already I have said it other times, Griezmann is an exceptional player, that knows the League and to the mates that goes to have in the Barça. By what all indicates that his path like culé will be positive", commented.

"Neymar Is one of the best players that there is, but is the club the one who has to value it"

Neymar Jr Is sounding a lot for the Barça this summer, but his arrival seems very complicated. Iniesta does not have any doubt that it would be a glorious signing, since the Brazilian is of the best of the world. "Like player, for me, is one of the best that there is. From here, if it goes well or it goes badly, has to value it the club. It is thing of the sportive direction, of the trainer, but like player, for me, is one of the best", exposed.

But to the margin of the signings, in the first party of pre-season against Chelsea showed that in the Masia already there are players ilusionantes and with future. The one who more ilusiona of all is a Riqui Puig of the that Iniesta spoke very well. The one of Fuentealbilla took advantage of, besides, to defend the quarry culé. "To him I say him that it try to take advantage of the opportunities and the minutes when the 'mister' creates timely to give them. If has 15 or without sound 30 minutes that take advantage of it. Riqui Has a lot of talent and if has opportunities goes them to take advantage of. It is necessary to support to the people of the house", explained.

Elogió To a Rakitic that could go out

These last days is speaking a lot of the possible exit of Rakitic. The Croat has been very criticised the two last campaigns, but for Iniesta keeps on being important and does not have doubts of him. "I do not know if Rakitic is untransferable or no, but yes know that it has been a key piece of the Barça during these years and has evidence that me he is happy and wants to remain. Therefore it would allege me by him that follow surrendering here", aimed.

"I gladden me by the continuity of Valverde. To see if complete the project that began two years ago"

The albaceteño also showed in favour that the Barcelona have trusted Valverde. The 'Txingurri' was on a tightrope by the failure of the Champions, but finally the club finished trusting he for this course. "Personally, I gladden me by his continuity. This wants to say that the Barça trusts he and that they want to follow with the project that began two years ago. And to see if it completes what the past year remained to the doors", recognised the mediocampista.

To the Spanish also asked after him Take Kubo and his signing frustrated by the Barcelona. The culés could not close his incorporation and the ex canterano has finish in the Real Madrid. For Iniesta, the Japanese has potential to be able to be very good, but ensured that anybody is above the Barça. "It is a question for the Barça, that has not achieved that Kubo was here. Has a lot of talent, is young and think that is one of the players stood out to do a gap in the team that was. The future will say if the Barça arrepiente or no. I suppose that they have not gone out the things or that the Barça did not want to it, but the Barça is above any player", finalised.

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