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Andres Iniesta: Lionel Messi is No. 1 because he has everything

Andres Iniesta, the idol of many young talented footballers, not to mention loyal fans enamored of arguably football’s most talented midfielder and his incredible skills, has been reminiscing fondly about his old friend Lionel Messi and just why he stands a clear head and shoulders above every other player on the planet.

The midfielder was asked about the unavoidable constant comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo and elaborated on why he thinks Messi is superior by far to the Juventus star.

“Leo is different, unattainable. Everyone has their preferences and we like to make comparisons, but for me they are not comparable. Even if they score almost the same number of goals,” he said.

“For me Messi is number 1, because he has everything. Passing, assists, dribbling, goals, team spirit. He knows how to be decisive in almost every (department), and he has been for years. I never saw a player as decisive and strong as Messi.”

Iniesta also reiterated the possibility of moving into coaching when he hangs up his boots but said he wants to keep playing for the moment. He’s contracted to Vissel Kobe until 2021.