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Andres Iniesta reveals desire to return to Barcelona

By Amreen
Andrea Iniesta wants to return to Barcelona one day
Andrea Iniesta wants to return to Barcelona one day / Koji Watanabe/Getty Images

Andres Iniesta has revealed that he would like to return to Barcelona one day but insisted he isn't done winning trophies in Japan just yet.

The club legend made 674 appearances over 16 years, scoring 57 goals, and while he is still plying his trade for Vissel Kobe in Japan, Iniesta is thinking about a return to Camp Nou in the future.

“Yes, at return to Barcelona it is something I wish for”, according to an exclusive interview with BBC Sport. “I would like it to happen because more than anything it is the club I spent so many years at.

“You don’t know what will happen in the future, you don’t know in what way I could return or who will be the people in charge at a certain moment. There are many factors which make it hard to see what will happen, but if you ask me if I would like to, the answer is yes.

"Sometimes I would like to coach, sometimes I think my interests go into other directions. I know I want to stay in football and when I finish as a professional I would like to get a coaching licence, but I don't know if I will use it in the future.

"There's nothing where I wake up in the morning and think 'I want to do this', so for now I will enjoy playing, training and will see what happens in the future."

Iniesta was reclutant to criticise Barcelona despite their current dismal form, and added: "I will always see Barcelona in a good way because I still see a different team.

"Many things have changed since then. Naturally the players are different but there is still an idea, a concept. Sometimes there will be good times and sometimes there will be worse times, like it has always been, but personally I don't like comparing too much."