In the message posted on his official Facebook account, Iniesta confirmed that his wife Anna, who was seven months pregnant with their second child, lost the baby due to complications and wished to thank the fans for the support and asked that they respect the couple’s privacy during this difficult time.
“Good Evening. On behalf of Anna, myself and our families, we can’t thank you enough for all of your support and affection over these last several days. My family and I are overwhelmed and infinitely grateful to all of you. There are difficult times and we thank you for respecting our privacy. We’re certain that for up above, the little one will help us…Big hugs for everyone.”
Iniesta was a last-minute scrap for Barcelona’s match at Valladolid, due to “personal reasons” which were later reported to be due to the loss of the child, which the Spanish midfielder has confirmed.