My future at FC Barcelona not certain - Iniesta

Gerard Pique

"I would not go anywhere to compete against my club, all scenarios that are not competing against Barcelona are possible", he said in an interview with El Larguero on the radio station Cadena Ser. "Many things are going round in my head, some with more strength than others".

"I have one just for my friends from home, and I have another just for my Barca teammates".

It's a group Pique is making particularly good use of at the moment, with Barca 15 points clear of their Clasico rivals and on track to win a third league title in four years.

Both the clubs will face Italian opponents in the quarter-final of Champions League.

However, Lopetegui has no doubt about Iniesta's role with the national team and he believes a greater run of games has the midfielder in even better form.

He was indispensable ever since, until this season.

'It was one of a thousand mistakes that I made when I was at United'. It's not a question of love, rather what I feel I have to do.

It's an admirable thought, but I can't help feeling football has changed in the last few years and every player now has his price.

"I asked him about Barcelona and he only had praise for the club and the city".

Whereas Javier Mascherano's exit from Barcelona for Habei Fortune in January was probably the right call given his declining ability, Iniesta is surely still a vital part of Valverde's plans.

"At the moment, given my age, it could be my last worldwide appearance", Iniesta told Radio Cadena Ser Thursday when asked about the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russian Federation from June 14 to July 15.

"The World Cup will possibly be my last appearance for the national team", he noted.

"It's quite similar to what could happen to me at club level". The best managers all have this quality - even when they're not playing you, and even when they're hard on you - they make you believe that they really care about you.

"I spoke with Philippe Coutinho on Instagram, who agreed with everything Neymar said".

Arthur has now explained that it was Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar who told him to join the Blaugrana, something that could come as a surprise to some considering his reported fallout with the Spanish giants' board before his world record move to France.

However, any time spent chasing Skriniar could be wasted time.



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