Vissel Kobe FC of Japan midfielder Andres Iniesta has promised to return to Catalan giants Barcelona when he ends his playing career. Iniesta talked about returning to the Nou Camp in an exclusive interview with BBC Sport.

According to him, he plans to make a return to the Spanish La Liga club when he calls time on his professional football career.

Andres Iniesta is a product of the famed La Masia Academy at Barcelona. The midfield maestro made his debut for the Catalans in 2002 and he was with the Barcelona first team squad for 16 years before he left the club three years ago.

During his time with the Barcelona first team squad, Andres Iniesta won ten league titles, four Champions League titles and several other major trophies. Iniesta left to join Japanese top flight side Vissel Kobe in 2018 after his Barcelona contract ended.
Iniesta was also a big part of the successful Spanish teams between 2008 and 2012 while he was a Barcelona player. He was in the Spain squad that ended the long wait for a trophy at the Euro 2008 tournament via the 1-0 win over Germany in the final. Fernando Torres was the recipient of the lone Spanish goal in that final.
Spain won the World Cup for the first time at the 2010 edition in South Africa and Andres Iniesta was the player who produced the biggest moment of the tournament. His strike in extra time won the World Cup for the Spanish team off the assist from Cesc Fabregas. His goal gave Spain a 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.
Iniesta and Spain made it three major trophies on the international stage in four years after retaining the Euro tournament at the 2012 edition in Poland and Ukraine. Spain recorded an emphatic 4-0 win over Italy in the final to retain the title they had won four years in Austria and Switzerland.