Andres Iniesta One of the Best in the World, Says Former Barcelona Coach

Iniesta remains as one of the greatest players in the last few decades.

The Spaniard came through the ranks at Barcelona and has gone on to enjoy an incredibly successful career winning numerous league titles and Champions League medals. However, he has not been able to win the individual glories like the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. The latter has gone to his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, butMenotti says that he would have struggled with a similar level of talent had he come through the ranks at Real Madrid.

Paul Scholes says that the club will not be signing a Top Players

Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes says that the club will not be signing a player of the Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo calibre even if they spend £ 100 million on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman came through the ranks at United before leaving on a free transfer for Juventus a few years ago. He has since progressed into one of the best midfielders in the world, and transfer rumours about an impending departure have grown in recent years. This summer, however, seems to be the time that he decides to leave Juventus for an even bigger club.

Iniesta talks on Barcelona’s arrivals

For the longest of time, Iniesta has been an indispensable player for Barcelona as the Spanish midfielder has consistently helped the Catalan club in winning over 25 titles and in every single season, the veteran player has always made over 25 appearances.

Barcelona has been fairly active in the summer transfer window as they have signed Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez, these players are expected to reinforce the midfield department of Barcelona and more performers could be signed which is going to bring more competition to Andres Iniesta and other players.

How vital is Iniesta to Spain?

With Spain already looking like potential Euro 2016 champions, the current European Champions have one man to thank for their early tournament success. At 32, midfielder Andres Iniesta is proving age is no hindrance. But why, exactly, is he so important to Spain?

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No longer aided by his long term club and country partner Xavi, Iniesta is now partnered in central midfield by his former Barcelona teammate Cesc Fabregas. While Fabregas lacks the effortless majesty of Xavi, the Chelsea midfielder functions in the same role Xavi thrived in. Fabregas keeps the ball moving at a steady pace for a team that prioritises possession more so than most.

Barcelona have displayed the ultimate form of consistency

Barcelona have displayed the ultimate form of consistency by winning the league title, according to midfielder Andres Iniesta.

The club managed to hold onto their nerves in the final game of the season against Granada. There was a possibility of Real Madrid winning the title at the last moment if Barcelona dropped points in this away match. This was a distinct possibility after the club’s wavering form only a few weeks ago.

Louis van Gaal linked to the rise of Marcus Rashford

Louis van Gaal has likened the astronomic rise of Marcus Rashford into the Manchester United first-team to the progress made by players like Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez when they were young.

Van Gaal was responsible for bringing through a number of stars during his time at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He has always had the golden touch in this regard. Iniesta, Xavi, and Bastian Schweinsteiger are some of the players who came through the ranks when van Gaal was at the Spanish and German clubs respectively.

Experienced head necessary for title run-in

With the Primera Liga season almost at an end, Barcelona's chances of retaining their crown hang in the balance.

After three consecutive defeats in April allowed the likes of Atletico Madrid and their rivals, Real Madrid, to make up serious ground on the Catalonians, Luis Enrique's men go into the final stretch of the season in the knowledge that they can't afford any more slip ups.