Iniesta would love to face Barca

Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta said that it would be a great thing for him if he could face Barcelona in his career. He was speaking after the announcement that Barcelona might be coming to Japan during their next pre-season campaign.

He said that he has enjoyed some wonderful moments with Barcelona and that he is recognized as a world-class footballer because of Barcelona. He said that it would be a great moment for both him and Japanese fans alike if he could play against Barcelona.
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UCL: BARCELONA GET TOUGH DRAW

Spanish soccer giants Barcelona have been drawn into a seemingly tough group in the UEFA Champions League. Well in all honesty, Barca have always have to face one or two tough opponents every other year. They have played French giants Paris Saint-Germain, Italian champs Juventus and Premier League winners Manchester City at various group stages.

This season 2018/19 they would be meeting Tottenham Hotspurs, Serie A side Inter Milan, and PSV Eindhoven. Since two teams are expected to go through the group stage, Barcelona and Spurs are the sides expected to reach the knockout phases, on paper.
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Iniesta Resuems Training Ahead Of Chelsea UCL Game

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has reportedly resumed training ahead of the return leg crucial game against archrivals in the Champions League, Chelsea. The Spaniard has resumed training and was pictured running at the club’s training ground on Wednesday, showing signs of racing well against time.

With former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho cup-tied in the Champions League and a spate of injuries in Ernesto Valverde’s camp, Iniesta is required to be fully fit for the important game. The first leg ended 1-1 even though Chelsea dominated on their turf. The game at the Camp Nou is expected to be a reverse, with Barca expected to see off the competition. Read more »

INIESTA WANTS COUTINHO AT BARCA

Barcelona skipper Andres Iniesta has implored the club to sign Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp. The Liverpool playmaker is very willing to move to Spain but his current employers want him to stay put. The Reds rejected three bids by the Catalan club for the Brazilian in the summer.

There are still speculations over the future of the player, with Coutinho not delivering as much as we have come to know in recent times. The La Liga giants are expected to return with a better offer in the winter window for Coutinho. If the price is right, the Liverpool management would likely budge.
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INIESTA HAS NOT YET SIGNED A NEW DEAL

Barcelona longtime playmaker Andres Iniesta has revealed that he has not yet agreed to fresh terms at the Nou Camp.


The current deal of the 33-year old would run out in months but in a recent interview he revealed that he was considering his future at the club.

“Right now, I have still not signed a new contract. I have felt many strange feelings for the first time, but I think this may be normal,” he confessed.

The experienced midfielder added that he probably would not have imagined the current scenario three years back. The highly decorated and well-respected player added that he was now considering his future – a thing that has never crossed his mind.

Iniesta admitted that it would be difficult for Barcelona to beat the very confident Real Madrid side to the La Liga title they won last season. He said their archrivals were “a great team” and that they were “very effective” when both sides clashed in the SuperCopa recently. Read more »

Pep Guardiola will make Andres Iniesta at the Etihad Stadium

Pep Guardiola is eager to land Andres Iniesta at the Etihad Stadium to beef up the Sky Blues with some valuable experience.


Iniesta has been a one-club Footballer so far, but, now, he is said to be willing to look for other opportunities after serving Barcelona for almost one and a half decades.

The playmaker had a pretty dismal previous season with Barca as he didn’t feature in even 15 top tier games.

While it was mostly down to the injuries, he was made to warm the benches as a part of the rotation policy as well at times which was probably a hint that he had not remained that strong a force at the club anymore.

Iniesta and Guardiola are a duo which earned a lot of success together for the Catalan giants as captain and head coach respectively.

They are believed to have a strong bonding between each other and the reports suggest that they have already had discussions about a potential City deal. Read more »

SUAREZ AND INIESTA STUNNED BY MESSI

Many are still left stunned following Lionel Messi’s commanding appearance at the El Classico.


The Argentine star grabbed his 500th career goal as he inspired Blaugranato a 3-2 victory against their arch rivals.

The victory changed the momentum as the La Liga winds down. Casemiro had scored the opener before Messi responded to draw both teams level. Ivan Rakitic scored a nice curling shot that gave hope of victory to the visitors until James Rodriguez struck to equalize. It seemed both sides would share the spoils until Messi scored in the last kick of the game to put Barca back in contention for their third straight La Liga title.

“It’s time to enjoy beating a direct opponent, Madrid. It’s time to enjoy the best player in the world and of all time. He keeps showing that in the most important games, which is when you really see him. It’s admirable,” an excited Luis Suarez said. Read more »

Iniesta to end career with Barcelona

Barcelona star midfielder Andres Iniesta wants to end his career with Barcelona and has no intention of moving elsewhere.


He said that he will continue to play as long as he is considered as a valuable member of the team and that he wants to end his career with Barcelona.

Iniesta who is currently 32 started his career with Barcelona and said that it has always been his dream to play for only one club. He is currently under contract until 2018 and said that he wants to remain with the club until the end of his contract.

However, he has yet to renew his contract with Barcelona, and this has given rise to all kinds of speculations. Andres Iniesta said that he has only one word and that he is not interested in joining any other clubs. Read more »

BARCELONA PHILOSOPHY MUST SURVIVE – INIESTA

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has reiterated that playing interesting and flowing football remains just as important as winning for the Catalan club.


Barcelona have been an advocate of attractive football throughout their storied history, boosting the calibre of players like Johan Cruyff, Romario, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi who excelled in delighting fans and neutrals along the way.

The possession-based football that was cultivated under the guidance of Johan Cyruff and further established by Pep Guardiola was a fascinating scene that won both managers titles and fans during their respective spells in the dugout at Barcelona

The Blaugrana has been recently accused of deviating from their usual tiki-taka under current boss Luis Enrique, but Iniesta is adamant their philosophy remain intact on Thursday.

The Spanish playmaker told Esport 3 that the team would continue to believe in the Barcelona well-known football philosophy.   Read more »

Former Barcelona player wants Andres Iniesta to join him in the MLS

David Villa used to perform with Barcelona starting from 2010 until 2013 and during this period of time, the Spanish attacker was able to lift 2 La Liga titles and a UEFA Champions League piece of silverware as well as many other trophies along the way.


€40 million was the price tag of David Villa as Barcelona paid that amount of money in order to bring him from Valencia but his time spent at Camp Nou was generally considered to be a flop or better yet, it was not as impressive as it was initially expected.

He had to spend 8 months on the bench and was almost always being overshadowed by other players and he was eventually offloaded to Athletic Madrid and Villa is now performing with the MLS side New York City and the veteran attacker has voiced his desire to see Andres Iniesta joining him in the American club.

Even though Andres Iniesta is 32 years old, he still remains being a hugely influential figure in Barcelona and gets playing time on a fairly consistent basis.
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