Andreas Iniesta's emotional farewell speech in full as Barcelona legend plays final game for club

Andreas Iniesta's emotional farewell speech in full as Barcelona legend plays final game for club
Andres Iniesta broke down in tears as he addressed the Barcelona players and fans after his final game for the club.

The Spanish midfielder captained the La Liga champions to a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

And after being replaced with eight minutes remaining, he took to the microphone to say his farwells.

"Today is a difficult day but it’s been 22 marvellous years. It’s been a pride and a pleasure to defend and represent this badge, for me, the best in the world," Iniesta said.

"Thanks to all my team-mates, each and every one. I will miss you all so much. And thank you to the fans, for all your love, everything you've made me feel since I arrived here as a boy, I leave as a man. I will keep you in my heart forever.

"To finish, this week has left me speechless. Visca Barca, visca Catalunya, and visca Fuentealbilla [his home town]."

Philippe Coutinho scored the only goal as Barcelona ended the season on a high before the received the league trophy.

Ernesto Valverde's side came agonisingly close to going the season unbeaten but lost at Levante last weekend.

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