Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta has revealed that the midfielder suffered severe depression after his best friend Dani Jarque's death.
Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (Spanish pronunciation: [anˈðɾes eskoˈβaɾ salðari'aga]; 13 March 1967 – 2 July 1994) was a Colombian footballer who played as a defender.He played for Atlético Nacional, BSC Young Boys, and the Colombia national team.
Despite rumors of a possible transfer before the season, he extended his contract to 2014 on 25 January 2008, with his buyouts being raised to € 150 million.Don Balon, a member of the European sports magazine, named Iniesta one of the most consistent performers in the last two seasons of La Inga; He finished fifth in 2006–07 and fourth in 2007–08. Nicknamed The Gentleman, he was known for his clean style of play and calmness on the pitch. Jarque was found dead in his hotel room in Florence, Italy during Espanyol's pre-season. However, amidst all the celebration and euphoria, Andres Iniesta reveals he was suffering from severe depression after the death of his friend and Espanyol captain Dani Jarque. He captained the Barcelona Under-15 team to victory in the 1999 Nike Premier Cup, scored the winning goal in the final moments of the final and was named player of the tournament.Soon after Iniesta arrived at the club, then captain Pep Guardiola told fellow midfielder Xavi: “You’re going to retire me.  The former Spanish international in his documentary reveals that he just "waited for nights" so he could rest after taking medication. The Barcelona legend added that while he was struggling to cope up with depression, he never missed training and took things one day at a time. Espanyol central defender Dani Jarque spent his entire playing career at Espanyol before his ill-timed death in 2009.
The couple, who started living in the house in 2008, have three children. Since then, he became a regular substitute for youth coach Juan Santisteban.In 2003, he was part of the side that reached the FIFA World Youth Championship final in the United Arab Emirates, and was named in the FIFA all-star team. He eventually moved to Barcelona and became part of the club’s youth training system despite not being a teenager.Barcelona won their second consecutive league title in the 2009–10 season by scoring 99 consecutive points. check this out!Anna and Andres welcomed their daughter Valeria on 3 April 2011, Anna became the new Mrs. Andres Iniesta on at the Castillo de Tamarit en Tarragona where over 300 guest were invited to their special day.
His performance throughout the season was highly praised, and he received standings ovations from both at Barcelona at Camp Nou, as well as rival supporters in away matches.Iniesta received plaudits for her performance that season; Don Balon rated him as the league’s most consistent performer. Furthermore, During the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea, he scored a vital equalizer in the final minute of stoppage time, with a curling strike securing the tie on away goals as the match finished in 1-1.He has won the international trophy with Spain such as FIFA World Cup in 2010, UEFA European Championship in 2008 and in 2012.His estimated net worth is about $90 million (as of 2018).In the 2009 Champions League final, he missed pre-season fitness training due to the thigh tear suffered.