Authorization

Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona at end of season

Andres Iniesta to leave Barcelona at end of season

Andres Iniesta has played in the last five Copa del Rey finals, winning four in a rowBarcelona legend Andres Iniesta will leave the Spanish club at the end of the season.The midfielder, 33, has made 669 appearances in 16 seasons, winning 31 trophies with Barca and three major tournaments for Spain.Iniesta, who has been linked to a move to the Chinese Super League, has not said where he will play next season.
"I said I would never play against Barca so it is not going to be in Europe," he said."We will know at the end of the season - there are still things to talk about."Iniesta has won the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012 as well as four Champions Leagues and eight La Liga titles - soon set to be nine - with Barcelona."It is a difficult day for me to be here saying goodbye when I've spent my whole life here," he said in an emotional news conference watched by his family, team-mates and manager Ernesto Valverde.Fighting back tears, he added: "A great deal of who I am, is down to Barca and La Masia - I am very thankful to them."I spoke to a lot of people - players, coaches - and I know what they want, but I tried to be honest with myself and the club."Iniesta has been an integral part of Barca's team this season, scoring in the 5-0 Copa del Rey final win over Sevilla.Barca, who have five games left this season, will wrap up the title if they avoid defeat by Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday.More to follow.
[img]http://www.bbc.co.uk/data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP//yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7[/img]

Andres Iniesta's goal against Sevilla was only the second goal he had scored in any cup final for Barcelona (after the 2011 Spanish Super Cup second leg with Real Madrid)
Listen to the latest Euro Leagues Football Show podcast
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Август 2018    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031