Andrés Iniesta, during the Vissel Kobe-FC Barcelona of pre-season


Iniesta showed against Barça that he hasn't lost the class

Published:27/07/2019 - 13:47h

Updated:27/07/2019 - 13:47h

Andrés Iniesta had of 45 minutes to show, for the first time against Barça in all his sportive career, that in spite of the age he has not lost his quality and class

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One of the big myths of the FC Barcelona, Andrés Iniesta, lived a moment very special this Saturday when confronting for the first time to the Barcelona group in his sportive career. The Vissel Kobe saw the faces with the ones of Ernesto Valverde in a Noevir Stadium full, with the 30.000 full seats to see the reunion of Iniesta, Villa and Samper with his ex team.

The midfield player manchego played the first 45 minutes in front of the Barça and, although it was the team culé the one who carried the baton of the game and dominated the possession, starred some technical details when the ball fell him in the feet. It shot against the goal of Ter Stegen in the first minutes of the meeting, and also comandó some that another attempt of contragolpe of the Japanese.

It saw him loose on the terrain of game, with the same desparpajo of always and, with movements of 'old cat', caused unfit by moments in the defence culé. It could not mark, neither neither assist to any of his mates, but at least had the opportunity to see again to those who went his ex mates during so many years in the FC Barcelona.

Further of the result, that is totally secondary, the commitment allowed to Iniesta put in contact again with the 'DNA Barça' without need to go back to dress the elastic Barcelona. It greeted efusivamente with his ex mates before and after the party, and in a small stop by injury took advantage of even to drink water of one of the cantimploras of the FC Barcelona.

Iniesta felt this Saturday as home, as if it never had abandoned Barcelona. And the true is that it is going him very well in Japan to personal level, and is very to taste so much in the city of Kobe as with the deal that all the citizens offer him. The manchego is happy in the island beside his family, but results logical that the party in front of the Barça have caused him some nostalgia.

Andrés Iniesta, nostálgico but to taste in Japan

It does not have in the Vissel Kobe the mates of world-wide size that had in the FC Barcelona, and beside those who could create exquisite combinations that gave the turn to the world. Neither it will have the opportunity to win important titles in the Japanese team. But, at least, it can live without the pressure of before and enjoy of the years that remain him of football. With the quality that hides in the boots, will play until when he want.

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