Vissel Kobe midfielder Andres Iniesta has rubbished doubts over regretting a move to Japan. The Spaniard faced his former club Barcelona for the first time after leaving them, in a friendly game that the Catalans won 2-0.
Iniesta featured in the first 45 minutes of the fixture in what was an experience of mixed emotions for the veteran midfielder. Iniesta joined the J.league in summer last year after 16 successful seasons at the Nou Camp.
“No, no regrets. It’s a very strong word to label it as that,” he said, when asked about his move to Japan.
“I’ve always said it. If I had felt the desire or the strength to continue playing in Barcelona I would’ve loved to come here a year later playing for Barca against Vissel, but my moment ended.”
“Now, I’m in another place enjoying it in another way. I enjoyed the game, seeing my team-mates, it makes me very happy and I have a nice memory of it,” he told reporters.”
Barcelona are currently gearing up to face English side Arsenal in the final of Joan Gamper trophy on 4th August.