Andrés Iniesta talks about Argentina national team, Lionel Messi, Argentine players


Andrés Iniesta spoke about the Argentina national team, Lionel Messi and Argentine players

Iniesta is regarded as one of the best midfielders not only of his generation but of all time. A winner of two European Cups with Spain and scored the goal which gave Spain their first World Cup, there is nothing the 38 year old has not accomplished.

Now playing in Japan and retired from the national team, Iniesta spent most of his club career with FC Barcelona and playing alongside Lionel Messi. Speaking in an interview with TyC Sports, here is what Iniesta had to say in regards to the Argentina national team:

“Argentina are one of the favorites for the World Cup. They have a great team with experience, young players, they are in good form. If Leo is there, of course they are one of the favorites.”

In regards to Lionel Messi:

“I have no doubt that Messi is the number one in the history of football. I haven’t seen anyone do the things that he does.”

He also spoke about Pablo Aimar:

“I saw him play when he was in Spain. For those of us who watch football, it was always special to see him play.”

Regarding Roman Riquelme:

“We exchanged a few messages with Riquelme and we have stayed in contact. I would like for him to invite me to La Bombonera. The atmosphere is spectacular.”


  1. Another poor performance from Alvarez. Now im thinking if this continues he may loose his place in the wc squad though city players were majorly ignoring him and not passing to him atall but still his performance is quite poor

    • I agree. I watched the game this morning and he didn’t seem effective as the stricker. I don’t think he’s effective as a 9 rather have him out on the wing. I’m just afraid if he’s el toros direct replacement he won’t be able to score goals. Why not bring in someone that’s hot in front of the net. It’s just tough because Julian’s been with the team some time so chemistry is important.

      Just my thought.

  2. Sorry for being a bit pessimistic (or realistic?). Not my intention. It is just that the starters for Germany, Spain, England, Brazil and more contenders are playing every week whereas our entire midfield and attacking part of the left flank is either injured or on the bench and hardly plays.

    • Honestly I prefer this way than all of them fit and play 12 matches in 2-3 weeks. I mean Di Maria, Paredes, Nico Gonzales should be fit in a week or so. By that time they will only have around 1-2 matches left with their clubs which is perfect.

      De Paul, Papu, Acuna, and Lo Celso also playing occasionally which is good. Pretty much only Messi, Lautaro, Emi, Cuti, Licha, Enzo, MacAllister, and Otamendi almost always play.

      I say playing occassionally (not regularly) for the next 2 weeks is better why? Because I remember in Copa last year. Cuti played a lot of games of Atalanta and he was never injured but then he was worn out during the real tournament, Copa America. It is the result of being exhausted. Luckily as we know he recovered in the final.

      I don’t want any of our players to go through the same situation. For me as long as they are match fit, not injured, then it is perfect for me. It is more important than just being in good form going to the World Cup but tired.

  3. Has anyone seen what’s been happening with Icardi?? That *itch (* b or w) groomed him and used up his entire youth and career. When he didn’t matter in football anymore, she dumps him for another 22-year-old. This time, a rapper. She has a “Jezebel spirit”. He ruined himself.

    Proverbs 7:21-27 “With persuasive words she led him astray; she seduced him with her smooth talk. All at once he followed her like an ox going to the slaughter,
    like a deer stepping into a noose till an arrow pierces his liver, like a bird darting into a snare, little knowing it will cost him his life. Now then, my sons, listen to me; pay attention to what I say. Do not let your heart turn to her ways or stray into her paths. Many are the victims she has brought down; her slain are a mighty throng. Her house is a highway to the grave, leading down to the chambers of death.

  4. Juventus might not exercise their option to buy Paredes due his poor run of form. If Paredes doesn’t want to go back to PSG’S bench then he will need to display one heck of a performance in the world cup.

    • Players should not be selected on past achievements, but on current form and match fitness.
      Paredes had a poor run of form and is injured. Why waste a spot? Take Guido and Enzo. Also Licha can play in front of defense as he sometimes did in his Ajax days.

      • Frist of al pardes is pardes,he is class player so stop nonsense.By 2/3 match poor or good form don’t judge player.He will fit in time. And Licha is not DM, stop saying this nonsense again again. And Enzo Still raw, Gudio is enough for Pardes Substitute

        • I am not saying Paredes is a bad player. His current form is simply letting him down. Moreover, he is injured 2 weeks before the list has to be handed in. Are we going to include 8 players who just recovered or are still in recovery and have not played matches in weeks ? That is a huge gamble and could turn into a disaster.

          • 8? Di Maria, Paredes, Nico Gonzalez, Dybala, Foyth, and thats all. Even wo them remain two options in every position. 3 GK Acuna/Taglia Otamendi/Licha Romero/Pezzella Molina/Montiel Guido/ Enzo Lo Celso/Papu Macallister/Enzo Julian/Angel Correa Lautaro/Julian Messi/Angel Correa.

          • @csabalala
            1.dybala(may not make it)
            4.foyth( thankfully he has recovered and could be in bench on Sunday)
            7.lo celso( not played for weeks)

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