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Andrés Iniesta says goodbye to Vissel Kobe

The Spaniard announced his retirement from the Japanese club after five seasons in their ranks

Andrés Iniesta announced this Thursday his departure from the Japanese club Vissel Kobe in which he was since 2018.

In the press conference, the Spanish soccer player assured that this will not be his last adventure on the soccer fields because he wanted to continue playing.

He also indicated that his stay in Japan has been one of the best decisions he has made in his professional life.

The departure is given by mutual agreement between the club and the footballer. On social networks, the Kobe team thanked the years spent in Japan through a publication.

But as was the lack of minutes on the field, it has been one of the triggers for the team's departure from the midfield, as he expressed at the press conference.

“I want to finish on a pitch, or at least try. But the coach's idea is different, it is a reality because I have not participated practically at all.

The legend of FC Barcelona is expected to have his last game with the Kobe team on June 1.

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While on June 6, he will be in a friendly against Barça at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium, in a match that is presented as a tribute to his career.

Iniesta played a total of 132 games with Vissel Kobe in which he scored 26 lifetime goals in the Japanese league.

In his record with the team he has two titles, the Emperor's Cup (2019) and the Japan Super Cup (2020), according to club data.

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