Iniesta: "It wouldn't hurt me to see Neymar at Real Madrid"
Andres Iniesta spoke to El Larguero about his potential return to Barcelona, adapting to life in Japan and Neymar's potential move to Real Madrid.
Andrés Iniesta spoke to El Larguero as he discussed his departure from Barcelona and Neymar's potential move to Real Madrid.
Neymar to Real Madrid: "It wouldn't hurt me because they are decisions that, if they happen, they happen. Madrid will get themselves a unique player. Barcelona have their own unique players and I see them going got all the title."
Neymar: "To say he shouldn't return is a bit categorical. I see it being very difficult. Evidently. Neymar keeps being one of the best in the world and he could make a difference for any team. It's not easy to return."
Thiago: "They are different cases, but i don't know what will happen. Thiago is a player of our profile and has already played there. He would be a very good reinforcement. Barcelona have reinforced well this year. There are people like Coutinho who have adapted. I see a very potent squad."
Lopetegui's summer and his exit from Madrid: "Football has these things that you can't understand and they can change in such a short space of time and you don't expect it. Julen knew where he was going, the demands they have and what the team had done. It's not an easy place to assume such a challenge. There is the president and results that make a decision. They don't have the patience to change. They are decisions that someone has to assume in that position."
Barcelona: "I can't follow them because the hours are too late unless the games are at 16:15. I follow the results and the commentary on it. I speak with some of them there and a little bit of what is happening."
Experience in Japan: "There are things that have surprised me for the better. I thought one thing and that's what I looked for. Here there are teams that are well prepared and the rythym is constant. You have to keep minding yourself 100%. I am adapting to the day to day. I have been here for three months and it feels like a year."
Why did you leave? "Some in me could keep going but I understood that what I had given to BArcelona, I wasn't going to be able to keep giving. I said it during my farewell with all of the pain in my heart. I felt it because I felt empty and I needed another stimulus. I could not be where I had given everythin if I felt that I would give 200%."
Returning to Barcelona: "I don't know, I guess that one you leave, to return then someone has to call you or propose something. For my part, what I feel is that I would like to return to the club. I hope that I have the chance to do that in the next few years. Not because I am Iniesta but because I will perform to the very best."