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

Former Barcelona coach Cesar Luis Menotti is of the opinion that Andres 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.

Barcelona have been able to celebrate a decade of unparalleled success. Buoyed by the presence of players like Xavi Hernandez, Iniesta, and Messi, they have been able to create magic whenever they step on the pitch. Messi has taken much of the glories when it comes to individual honours, but it does not demonstrate the true potential within the likes of Iniesta and Xavi. Now one of the experienced players in the Barcelona team, Iniesta has just entered into his 30s and is likely to see a step down in his performances as the years progress.

Menotti feels that Iniesta is the best player because he can do just about anything in the game like tackling, playing offence, or just keeping the ball."There are some players who we don't talk about how good they are. A lot of players are talked about, but the best in the world is Iniesta.He's a player who can dribble, he can play, set up goals, run and much more, and he's still not been given the Ballon d'Or. Maybe it's because he doesn't have the marketing profile or because he speaks quietly... I don't know, but people don't realise how good he is," saidMenotti.