Former FC Barcelona and current Vissel Kobe midfielder Andrés Iniesta has vowed to return to the Catalans’ famous youth academy. Barcelona’s official YouTube interviewed the J-League’s new star as Barça’s U14B team played a tournament in Japan.
“I hope I can be back there in the future,” Iniesta said, “because I view it as my home. I hope one day to be able to transmit everything that I have learned and been taught, and what I’ve done for a long time.”
Iniesta also expressed confidence in Lionel Messi succeeding him as Barcelona’s captain, saying the long-time Argentine national team captain “doesn’t need much advice” to do a good job.
He also gave advice to Barça’s new midfielder, Arthur, saying he should be “confident in his game” because “he’s got some very strong attributes.”