Andres Iniesta: I will start coaching when I retire

Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has admitted he will look to go into coaching once his playing days at Vissel Kobe are over.

Iniesta ended 22 years of service to Barca last summer as he joined the J-League side, and he has been taking Japanese classes every week to help his adaptation.

“I will try to train as a coach,” Iniesta explained in a wide-ranging interview to DAZN, as cited by Marca.

“Barcelona signing Antoine Griezmann and hopes on Neymar? I can speak as a player, and they are two of the best players in the world individually. They would be great reinforcements.

“Another issue is if both are necessary, how it would be made the team and what Barça really wants. They are two of the best players out there for sure.

“Eden Hazard to Real Madrid? He is a player who makes the difference, very complete: right, left, dribble, speed, he is strong…he has all the attributes for being an important player in Real Madrid. He's a player that I've always liked.

“Are Manchester City like Barcelona? I think one of the particularities or things Guardiola has is that his teams play as he believes, as he sees, as he feels they should of playing.

“Evidently, City, in these years that he has been there, is playing a football that identifies with him and that is the most important thing.”

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