There’s still something romantic about Andres Iniesta’s approach to a career that, if it were a computer game, would have been completed multiple times.
The 37-year-trophy old’s cabinet reflects his standing as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, with a World Cup and two European Championships with Spain, four Champions Leagues, and a plethora of other honors with Barcelona.
But the midfielder has made Japan his home for the past three years, winning the Emperor’s Cup and the Japanese Super Cup with Vissel Kobe. He recently signed a new contract that will keep him playing until he is nearly 40 years old.
Iniesta will take you back three decades and almost 7,000 miles to the reflexes honed on the makeshift pitches of his hometown of Fuentealbilla when you ask him how he continues to see the apparently impossible pass or wiggle out of the tightest situations.
Source: BBC Sport