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Name Andres Iniesta
Gender Male
Ethnic Catalan
Job Catalan Footballer
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Org Spain National Team
Club as Player Barcelona FC

2015 12 20 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] I have been lucky to play behind some of the greatest strikers at this club and in the world. Having those three (Messi, Suarez, and Neymar), there’s no doubt, it’s something you can’t compare with. So, I think at this current moment we have the best strikers in the world. I think the future can only get better because they’re relatively young with plenty of potential. The real winners are Barca. I played with [Thierry] Henry, [Samuel] Eto’o – great strikers – but let’s say right now the threesome we have now are unique

2015 12 21 Retrieve

[on Messi, Suarez, and Neymar] Without belittling Henry and Eto’o, for me Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are the three best players I’ve ever seen

2016 01 Retrieve

[The Artist: Being Iniesta] Cruyff, the great ideologue of the Catalan club, its philosopher king

2016 09 09 Retrieve

[Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta believes his former coach Pep Guardiola will be a success at Manchester City] Pep knows how to adapt and I’m sure he’ll do so in England. He’s also got staff like Mikel Arteta who’ll help that process, who know the league. City have signed well and have a very competitive squad. I know Nolito well because he was a team-mate here at Barcelona and with Spain. He’s had a great start and hopefully can continue. I’ve admired David Silva for years: I think he’s exceptional. Players learn day-to-day, from experience, team-mates and managers. I learnt a lot with Pep; he helped me to improve and he’ll do the same at City

2016 09 14 Retrieve

[Quotes on Luis Suarez] What makes players different is their talent. Luis Suarez has arrived at the ideal team to showcase his abilities. His talent is undoubtable. He’s a complete forward and Barcelona have goals for many years to come

2016 12 17 Retrieve

[Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta talks about the club’s philosophy] We have to continue believing in the Barcelona philosophy. It is not enough to just win but how you do it, and how often you do it. It is not winning in any way possible. The Barcelona philosophy has to be there and survive

2017 03 06 Retrieve

[Missing five games in three weeks, how well Iniesta looks in the opening stages could be key if the Catalans are going to mount an improbable comeback] It isn’t easy to come back from a muscle injury, but each week I am trying to get closer to being back at my best

2017 04 29 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta gives his praise for Lionel Messi after the Argentinian scored his 500th goal for the club in a 3-2 win against rivals Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu] The great thing about Leo is that he never stops surprising you. After so many years, he continues to be the difference. For us, it is an honour and a blessing for the club

2017 12 23 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta speaks ahead of Saturday’s El Clasico] I don’t look at the table before a Clasico. These games are different and have nothing to do with the way in which one team or the other is playing beforehand. We know what is at stake and we will try to take an important step to win La Liga

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta talks about his departure from Barcelona after helping bring the club the 2017/18 La Liga title] I’m making the most honest decision for me and for my club. I want to finish with good feelings, then go to the World Cup and now to another adventure. I wish this was eternal. I’m the first one who would like this not to end, but all this has its beginning and its end

2018 05 19 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta tells that he will likely retire from the national team after the World Cup in Russia] If nothing strange happens, this World Cup will be my last participation with the Spanish national team

2018 05 26 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta says ‘farewell’ to his boyhood club Barcelona] It’s been a pleasure and an honour to defend the badge. I will miss you very much. I came here as a boy and I leave at 34 years of age a man. Thanks to everyone who asked me to stay, you will always be in my heart

2018 06 09 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta is planning to make Russia 2018 a memorable moment in his illustrious career] That it’s my last one makes it special and different. I try not to have the last World Cup in my head, but to face it as if I were the first - or what it is: a very nice challenge. I do not get tired from the goodbyes, I just try to enjoy every moment. I try to taste it because, after so much time, it is still exciting to live these moments

2019 08 24 Retrieve

[Andres Iniesta writes a farewell letter to the retiring Fernando Torres] Football brought us together more than 20 years ago, when we were children. Well, you will always be ‘El Nino’. And it will never separate us