Andrés Iniesta: “I would love to return to Barcelona.”

Andrés Iniesta spoke to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport about his future and Lionel Messi’s future.

The former Barcelona player stressed that he will remain in Japan for a year and will then evaluate his future. “I would love to return to Barça, it’s my home, but I don’t know yet in what capacity: coach, sporting director or something like that,” said Iniesta in quotes reported by Cadena SER.

On Lionel Messi’s future

He went on to mention his former team-mate Leo Messi. In the midst of rumours about his return to FC Barcelona once his contract with PSG comes to an end, he confessed that he sees a potential move as “complicated”. “But in football you never know,” he added.

On Sergio Busquets

He said that Busquets’ career “is one of the best in the history of football” and that “Gavi and Pedri have someone at their side from whom they can learn a lot”. “They are two very young lads who have a great present and a spectacular future,” he added.

Iniesta admitted to seeing a certain emotional instability in the Barça squad. In general, he sees optimism, however, he pointed out that the slightest setback generates panic: “Victories give you a lot of morale, but all it takes is one defeat for doubts to return”.

On Inter defeat

“It was a very bad result for Barcelona because of the consequences it brings. Matches against Inter are always exciting and difficult.”


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