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VIDEO: Villa feels at home with Vissel Kobe

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The Spanish footballer has recently joined Japanese League club, Vissel Kobe, as he is reunited with former Barcelona teammate Andres Iniesta in this adventure.

David Villa and Andres Iniesta played together with Barcelona in the Spanish La Liga tournament, and also with the Spain national team.

And the 37-year-old has been reunited with his former teammate, as Villa has recently signed for Japanese League team Vissel Kobe.

“I’m glad that people love me for the step I’ve taken here,” Villa told a Ronaldo.com reporter in Los Angeles.

“It was the main objective before coming. Having an impact on people by the things that I have left inside and outside the field at a professional level.”

“I was the one who took a little bit of the decision that a stage was over, that I had to leave and that’s how I felt,” he said about leaving the Major League Soccer (MLS).

New York City FC has always shown me a lot of affection. I referred to when I decided to leave New York City FC, and Kobe came with that love.”

“I do not compare the affection of NYCFC with Kobe because I had already decided to leave NYCFC. Rather it is that the clubs that at that moment wanted to hire me when I decided to leave NYCFC, Vissel Kobe was the one that showed me the most affection,” he clarified.


Villa, Andres Iniesta, and Lukas Poldoski will take part of Kobe’s Southern California tour.

They will play against Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) on January 31st, then on February 2nd against Toronto FC.

They will also take on second-division side Orange County Soccer Club on February 5th and will end their tour against the Los Angeles Galaxy in a site and date to be announced.