Iro adjusting to life back home

Defender Andy Iro admits life in England's lower leagues is a little different to what he is used to.

Last Updated: 23/01/13 at 12:45

Andy Iro: Misses life in North America

Andy Iro: Misses life in North America

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Iro is back in his home country with Barnet, on loan from Stevenage, having spent eight years in the United States where he played for Columbus Crew and Toronto.

The 28-year-old has played against David Beckham and Thierry Henry but has now swapped trips to New York and Miami for Accrington and Fleetwood in the League Two relegation battle.

Unsurprisingly, Iro admits he misses the Californian lifestyle - but says he has no regrets about returning home.

"I moved to the States in my teens, got a scholarship, went to university and studied sociology," he said.

"I played against Beckham, Henry, Robbie Keane, lots of good players. I lived in California, played in great cities like New York, Miami, Seattle, and was also blessed to play in places like Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

"But the reality is when you get older, your family get older and you want to be around them.

"I've taken a bit of a roundabout route, starting in America and then coming back, but family comes before football.

"But yes, I miss it. I've been back a few months and I miss it every day."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

cant help but feel he has his face on inside out. I'm not a violent man but I don't think I would ever tire of punching it.

dryice
Chelsea reject blames fee

E

verytime I go into KFC I boooooooooooo Norman. Judas. It was the lure of the fresh hand wipes apparently.

cheshire-gooner
Cole explains Arsenal 'snub'

Y

ou probably find he was physically ill when he found out they werent paying him to come to the celebrations.

sodoff
Cole explains Arsenal 'snub'

Footer 365

Everton progress a 'satisfying achievement', says boss Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez admitted his surprise at Everton being the last British club left in the Europa League.

Liverpool lose to Besiktas 5-4 on penalties after Turkish side win round-of-32 second leg 1-0

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League as Dejan Lovren missed the decisive penalty in a 5-4 shoot-out defeat by Besiktas.

Oldham 'would welcome Scholes'

Stand-in boss Dean Holden insists he would not be surprised if Oldham managed to lure Paul Scholes into management.

Mail Box

Greatest Spaniards And Arsenal Laughs

There's more debate on the greatest Spaniards in the afternoon mailbox, plus plenty more reaction to Arsenal's Champions League defeat.

Arsenal Mess It Up, As Inevitable As Ever

Unsurprisingly, there's a great deal of fall out after Arsenal's latest shambles against Monaco. Plus how Football365 went too early with the phrase 'peak Arsenal'...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company