Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has insisted that he is still enjoying the beautiful game of football even though a lot of people have been asking him when he will be retiring from the sport.
Iniesta is a household name in football and is widely accepted as a legend of the game for his exploits during his time with the Spanish La Liga giants.
But while almost every one of his teammates at the Catalan giants have already quit playing professionally, he has continued to be actively involved in the sport and says he is not thinking of retiring yet.
The midfielder currently plays for the Japanese side Vissel Kobe and has continued to show glimpses of spectacular performances on the pitch even after moving past 38 years of age. His midfield partner at Barca, Xavi Hernandez, is also still in football, but already a manager now in charge of Arab club Al-Sadd. However, Iniesta says even though he thinks of being a football manager one day, he is not yet thinking of retiring and only wants to continue enjoy playing for now.
Speaking in a recent interview with Kobe's official website, Iniesta says he still feels the same way as when he was young even though he is older. He says he still feels the energy inside of him and would love it to continue that way. The 2010 FIFA World Cup hero for Spain says he still has a contract at Kobe and wants to see it out before sitting down to decide on his future.
Speaking of his post-retirement plans, he said that he admires the job that Xavi is doing at Al-Sadd and if he will be venturing into management in the future, he will be keen to ask for Xavi for some tips on how to make significant progress on the field.