The Spain international Andres Iniesta, who is currently playing for the Spanish giant FC Barcelona has recently revealed that he did not want to leave his hometown to join the Spanish champions as a youngster.
The 32-year-old Spain international Iniesta was only 12 when he moved to Barcelona from Fuentealbilla in Albacete, after making trips with his family to meet club officials.
But the FC Barcelona captain Iniesta, who has already won eight La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns and numerous other trophies with the Spanish giant said he needed a lot of convincing to leave his family behind at such a young age.
As speaking to the beIN Sports, Iniesta said,
"The first response was that I did not want to come because I put my family bond before going to a place so far away and without them,"
"The passage of the weeks and talk with my father made me see it as a challenge.”
"With my father I have a lot of confidence, a lot of affinity and I know that when he tells me things, he usually succeeds.”
"I respect my father and I knew I had to take the plunge. After that, it was the worst months of my life as a person, but with the help of everyone, day by day, it was much better."