Spanish football legend Andres Iniesta said Friday he wants to “achieve big goals” with Japan’s Vissel Kobe after signing a two-year contract extension.
The former Barcelona maestro, who has battled back to action after a serious thigh injury, inked the two-year deal on Tuesday, his 37th birthday.
Iniesta said what drives him is that he is motivated to work with Vissel Kobe to achieve big goals, adding that he wants to be the one to decide when to retire and not injuries to force me into retirement.”
The World Cup-winning midfielder joined Kobe in 2018 in a deal worth a reported $30 million a year.
He helped Kobe, currently fifth in the 20-team J-League, reach the semi-finals of last year’s Asian Champions League.
Iniesta, named Kobe’s captain in April 2019, was sidelined for several months after he ruptured a tendon in his right thigh last December
Written by: EaglesFM