Iniesta couldn’t avoid the ‘Indian Rice Reporting Ceremony’, the third challenge in the UAE “I enjoyed my first training”
Andre Iniesta (39, Emirates Club) burst into laughter in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Iniesta said on his social media (SNS) on the 11th (Korean time), “I met and trained with my colleagues for the first time after moving to the Emirates club. He released training photos, saying, “I am looking forward to the first league game that will start on the 19th.”
The Emirates club squad is standing in two lines, and Iniesta passes between them. The Emirates club players greeted Iniesta with pats on the back and head. Iniesta bowed his head and smiled broadly. It is used by all sports teams around the world and is a welcome ceremony similar to the ‘Indian Bob’ game.
Iniesta, who is about to enter her 40s, made a change this summer. He recently pushed for an overseas transfer after playing for Vissel Kobe in the Japanese J-League for the past five years. Initially, a transfer to Inter Miami in the US Major League Soccer (MLS) was likely. Inter Miami is the team signed by Iniesta’s former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba.안전놀이터
Contrary to expectations, Iniesta chose the Middle East stage. It also joined hands with the Emirates Club in the UAE, not Saudi Arabia. He was given number 8. Emirates Club is a team that has been promoted from the UAE 2nd Division to the 1st Division ahead of the 2023-24 season.
Iniesta used to play for a long time once he decided on a team. In Spain, his first stage, he played for 22 years only with Barcelona. Having joined the Barcelona youth team in 1996, he only played for Barcelona until the summer of 2018. He won numerous championships, including winning La Liga 9 times, the King’s Cup 6 times, and the European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) 4 times.
He only played in Vissel Kobe in the Japanese J-League. He also participated in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) wearing a Vissel Kobe uniform and faced Suwon Samsung in the K League. In the early days of joining Vissel Kobe, he was the main pillar, but lost his position after changing the manager last year.
He had a farewell match at Vissel Kobe in June of this year, against Barcelona. Iniesta left Japan after a romantic farewell to Vissel Kobe and the Barcelona squad. Iniesta’s third challenge is the UAE in the Middle East.