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Andres Iniesta admits ‘it will be strange’ to play against Barcelona

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The two sides meet in Japan on Tuesday

Shonan Bellmare v Vissel Kobe - J.League J1 Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

Andres Iniesta has admitted it will be strange to take on Barcelona when his Vissel Kobe side play his former team in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

The Barca legend left the Camp Nou for the J-League last summer but is looking forward to meeting his old team-mates again.

“It is curious that, one year after I came here, Barça are visiting my current city. Without a doubt, it will be a very special game for everyone.

“It will be strange to have Busi, Jordi Alba and Rakitic in opposition, it will be strange to play against the team of my life and it will be a day of many emotions for me.

“Hopefully we will all enjoy it, and that the fans of Vissel Kobe have fun watching a great game.”

Source | FC Barcelona

Barcelona’s first game of their Japanese tour is on Tuesday against Chelsea at the Saitama Stadium.

The club then travel to Kobe for their second match on Saturday 27th July.