Iniesta wants to retire at Barca

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has confirmed his hope is to retire at the club, and discussed the controversial Halloween party held by some of his teammates.

A number of Barca players were criticised for their behaviour after the win at Getafe, when they stormed the Press conference of winger Victor Rodriguez under the impression it was Luis Enrique speaking to the media.

“I’m not surprised there was so much fuss when it seems like the things outside sport have a significant impact,” Iniesta told Onda Cero, AS reports, after Getafe also accused the Barca players of wrecking the dressing room.

“It’s a chapter that has happened, we talked and we apologised, because it wasn’t the intention to disturb or anything like that. If we had known it was Victor in the Press conference it wouldn’t have happened. We’re not that stupid.

“I don’t really know what happened. It’s a chapter that closed with the apologies. When someone makes a mistake and apologises, that’s what happens.

“It’s not about whether it was the team captains or not. It was a mistake and that’s it. I was surprised by some of the comments in that aspect, but in the end you have to worry about each thing and analyse everything at this club.”

Iniesta left the Halloween discussion behind to turn to his own future, and while he spoke of retirement, he also confirmed he feels he has longer left in his playing days.

“I’m delighted as I am. My hope and my dream is to retire at Barca,” he acknowledged.

“Hopefully in the remaining years of my career I can keep playing and winning trophies, because it’s essential to move forward. That’s my dream.”

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