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Barcelona's Andres Iniesta pays tribute to teammate Xavi

Andres Iniesta says that playing alongside Xavi was a great privilege for him

News 20 May 2015, 12:31 IST
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Andres Iniesta and Xavi have won many trophies together at Barcelona and with the Spanish national team

Andres Iniesta, after having enjoyed a tremendous amount of success while playing alongside Xavi for both Barcelona and the Spanish National team says words would be less in describing the contribution made by the midfielder for club and country.  

With eight La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, six Supercopa, three UEFA Champions Leagues, two European Super Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups in his bag, the 35-year-old world cup winner is set to announce his departure the club in a press meet on Thursday, following his duties with the club for both the Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League final are done.

"There's no one who represents what he does as a person and a player. The stats, the years, the feelings, his way of doing this are beyond words," Iniesta said at a fan Q&A event.

"He's a unique player. He's been essential to this club and the national team. It's a real pleasure and a privilege to have spent my career at his side." added the 31-year-old.

Having clinched their 2nd league title in 3 years with a 1-0 win over the defending champions Atletico Madrid, Iniesta feels that the team has grown on the recent times, as they go on their course of winning the treble.

"We celebrated as we played. To win the league is very important for us and our fans. The team has been growing and surpassing itself," he said.

"We're in a very good moment. We're on the brink of the treble,” added the midfielder.

Iniesta has also expressed his desire of turning into the managerial section once he retires, an idea that he would’ve denied back then.

"Three or four years ago I didn't think about it. We'll see what happens in the future. At the moment, we'll enjoy the present," he said.

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