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Watch: Xavi In Tears As Iniesta Speech Marks End Of An Era

Eoin Lyons
By Eoin Lyons
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With Andres Iniesta's glittering career at Barcelona coming to an end the club held a special team meeting for the 34-year-old, where the squad took a look at his trophy laden 16 seasons with the Catalan club.

After the short documentary, Iniesta went up to say a few words in lieu of his exit from the club:

Being honest, it's really difficult. It's hard to accept it after all this time. I'm trying to enjoy it. I'll try to enjoy Sunday when I say goodbye to what's been my home. It's very emotional.

The occasion proved too much for former team mate Xavi who could be seen wiping a tear away during the Spaniard's farewell speech.


Xavi did managed to compose himself enough to say a few kind words about his former midfield partner:


He just did everything right. He'd just come up [to the first team] and he did it all perfectly. And he's an example of everything that's good, he's a leader, great team-mate, he's always thinking about the team.

You're a legend, no matter where you go, you're a legend.

With both Andres Iniesta and Xavi no longer involved in the Barcelona first team it marks the end of an era, with the lengths the club has gone to replace them indicative of how special they were to the side's recent success.


Iniesta is expected to make the move to the Far East at the end of the season, with a number of offers on the table, but the World Cup winner will have one more chance to run out on the famous Nou Camp pitch when Barcelona take on Real Sociedad tomorrow in the final round of games of La Liga.

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