Andrés Iniesta and Claudio Marchisio in a Champions League match


Marchisio: How did Iniesta not win the Golden Ball? He is the best player in history

Published:23/11/2019 - 09:02h

Updated:23/11/2019 - 09:02h

Claudio Marchisio faced Andrés Iniesta several times in his career, and the former Barça left his mark on him. The italian pointed that the spaniard is one of the best players in history, and he does not understand how he did not win the Golden Ball

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It does already a year and half that left to Japan, but to Andrés Iniesta still remembers him like a referent of the FC Barcelona. The one who went Barcelona captain did the cases with more than 650 parties to his backs -57 goals and 140 assistances- and 32 titles, to which it is necessary to add three conquests more with the Spanish selection. To his 35 years, the one of Fuentealbilla continues receiving praises of his opponents.

In the Gala of the Prizes Liedhom, that celebrated in Cuccaro Monferrato, Claudio Marchisio showed his admiration by the today midfield player of the Vissel Kobe, to the that elogió encarecidamente during a brief intervention in front of the media. The Italian, recently withdrawn, shared several duels with the manchego in his stage in the Juventus and in the combined national 'azzurri', and seems that it remained marked.

"To my explain it to me and do not understand it. How Iniesta did not win a Balloon of Gold?", it aimed the one of Turín on a star that was nominated to the award ininterrumpidamente between 2009 and 2016. In 2010 it was near to be chosen Better Player of the year by the experts, but finally remained second after Leo Messi. In 2012 it was third and in 2009 and 2011 also rondo the podium, although it had to conform with the fourth place.

"Iniesta has three brains, one in the right foot, another in the left and another in the head", continued the ex of the 'vecchia signora', that insisted in that, under his point of view, anybody can surpass to the canterano barcelonista. "The Barcelona will have to Messi but for me, the best of the history is Andrés Iniesta", signalled, putting to the champion of the world in an Olimpo of the football in which the Argentinian has square more than ensured.

In his repeated clashes in the international tournaments, Marchisio remained prendado of the game and the naturalidad of Iniesta, two factors that considers determinants in a period in which the Barça -and also Spain- was one of the big dominadores of the world-wide panorama: "it Is impressive the easy that can play and teach to play to the football. He was the lethal weapon of the Barcelona".

Iniesta still does not think in withdrawing

Although David Villa, another of his famous mates, announced does some days that soon will hang the boots, Iniesta does not have thought to withdraw in the short term, and follows enjoying in a Vissel Kobe to the that arrived in the summer of 2018. The Japanese fans are witnesses of the magic of the genius of Fuentealbilla, that the culés miss after so many years and so many titles heaved in the Camp Nou. Like sucedió with Marchisio, the manchego left footprint in many.

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