Iniesta More No Sire in Barcelona
Barcelona veteran midfielder Andres Iniesta is reportedly increasingly unhappy at the Nou Camp. Iniesta’s relationship with new coach Ernesto Valverde heated up after the game against Getafe last weekend.
In the game against Getafe, Barcelona left earlier in the first round. Valverde was forced to make changes at the break by pulling Iniesta considered to perform poorly.
Valverde reported to the referee to replace Iniesta because the Spaniard was injured. Though according to Diario Gol report, Iniesta did not experience any injury problems at all.
Iniesta is angry with Valverde’s decision. He could not hide his anger in the second half while watching his comrades play.
Valverde’s decision to appeal to Iniesta proved correct. In the second half Barcelona able to rise and win 2-1. One of Barcelona’s goals scored a player who replaced Iniesta, Denis Suarez.
Valverde held a meeting with Iniesta right after the match. He explained if the position of Iniesta in Barcelona’s first team this season is no longer safe.
The former Athletic Bilbao coach is said to have told club officials to allow Iniesta to go in the transfer market last summer.
Iniesta contract with Barcelona will run out 2018 later. If there is no guarantee always a starter, Iniesta will probably choose not to renew the contract. Incidentally Juventus very interested in him.