words // Brennan Hiro Williams

Andrés Iniesta takes it back to his small-sided roots in this latest video from Nike Football, showcasing both the star midfielder and the new Nike Elastico Finale II. 

As a young player growing up in Fuentealbilla, south of Spain, Andres Iniesta had dreams of making it to the professional ranks of football. Part of his schooling involved playing small-sided football with his friends in his hometown. It was a formative part of his footballing education that benefits his game to this day.

"Futsal helps my ball control in tighter spaces" says Iniesta. For that reason, when his schedule allows it, Iniesta joins training sessions with the Barca Alusport Team (FCB's futsal equivalent). “If I had more free time, I would like to train more with my colleagues on the futsal team."

Nike Football's "My Ground" film gives a glimpse into Iniesta's time training with his futsal colleagues and his background in the small-sided game.

Check out Iniesta and the new Nike FC247 collection in action in the video below: