Iniesta takes stock of “a great season to remember” for Vissel in 2021

The Spanish soccer player Andrés Iniesta during the opening of the exhibition “” Sports in the Spanish comic “” held at the Embassy of Spain in Tokyo, in a file photo. EFE / Antonio Hermosín Gandul

Tokyo, Dec 30 (EFE) .- The Spanish midfielder Andrés Iniesta described today as “a great season to remember” the performance during the recently ended 2021 campaign of his team, the Japanese Vissel Kobe, which finished third in the Japanese league, the J-League, thanks to “tremendous consistency.”
“It is the best season since I have been here and surely historically,” the one from Fuentealbilla said in statements released by the club, who was “very happy to experience these moments with Vissel”, where he has played since 2018.
“We have had a very good line of play, of results, and we have achieved the objective of being able to be in the Champions League,” he said about the classification of his club to play the “playoffs” that can give him access to the Champions League. Asia (AFC), the continent’s most prestigious club trophy in which your club failed to participate this past season.
The ex-Azulgrana footballer pointed out, however, that the team has a lot of work ahead of it and must improve both at a tactical, physical and game level to continue advancing in its objectives.
“When we have achieved a goal, we will be required to stay there and take another step. It is what we have to achieve, maintain that line of work and try to improve in everything, because surely what we have done this year, next year will not serve us, “he declared.
Iniesta believes that Vissel Kobe’s achievements should not stay where they are, but continue to evolve and set improvement as “a constant”, to “improve in the J-League or try to fight for the league” and continue to set new goals.
Vissel Kobe finished the 2021 season third in the first division of the Japanese league, with 73 points, behind Kawasaki Frontale (92) and Yokohama F. Marinos (79), who will be in the Asian Champions League together with Urawa Red Diamonds, this year’s Emperor’s Cup champion.
The western Japanese team, where Spaniards Sergi Samper and Bojan Krkic also currently play, finished 14th in the 2020 run-up season.

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