Iniesta: There is no such thing as the perfect player

The Spain international feels every player has areas in which they can improve, while stressing that he does not consider himself to be a star
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta believes that there is no such thing as footballing perfection.

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The Spain international is seen as one of the best players around in the game, and is in the running to win the 2012 Fifa Ballon d'Or, alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, yet he remains humble and does not see himself as a star.

"There isn't such thing as a perfect player. Everyone can improve and things can be done better. I rate myself as someone who enjoys the learning process and someone who tries to be better every year," Iniesta told BBC Sport.

"Perfection doesn't exist. There are players who are close, but it's almost impossible to be perfect. If that were the case, there wouldn't be evolution in football.

"I don't think I'm a star. I consider myself as a footballer who tries to improve by doing things well. And that's how I rate myself. It's not about saying 'now I'm good' or 'now I'm bad'.

"As you grow up you learn about things, and what really makes me happy is when I feel I've improved year after year, and I hope this feeling can go on and on."

Iniesta has made 18 official appearances for Barca so far this term, scoring three goals in the process.