Often described as a ‘master of space and time’, Andrés Iniesta isn’t your average footballer. He is a footballing immortal. He doesn’t do anything flashy. He’ll just do his thing on the pitch and he’ll catch your eye.
The ball just sticks onto his feet, like an infant to the mother.
He’ll glide past a defender or two and the ball will still be there in his feet. It seems as if he has more time on the ball than others, and like Ray Hudson once said,
“He doesn’t pull rabbits out of his hat, he pulls out big, beautiful peacocks.”
That’s Andrés Iniesta for you.
On Saturday, the midfield virtuoso won his 31st trophy for Barcelona. Yes, you read that right.
When he was withdrawn in the 88th minute of the Spanish Cup final in Wanda Metropolitano, the whole stadium was on his feet. Chants of “Iniestaaa…Iniestaaa” echoed around the stadium and the city of Madrid.
It just seemed apt that in his final cup game for Barça, he scored. He doesn’t score often, but come the big occasion, and you’ll find his name on the scoresheet.
As his time in the capital of Catalonia seems to be coming to an end, we want you to take a look at the little man’s journey towards greatness.
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