The young midfielder has nothing but praise for the 2010 World Cup final hero, and is satisfied with his playing time so far this seasonThiago Alcantara has voiced his admiration for Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta following the Catalans' 6-1 La Liga win over Getafe at the weekend.
The 28-year-old put in a fine performance, netting once and creating another, and his young colleague feels privileged to be part of the same side as the attacking midfielder.
"It is a pleasure to watch and play with Iniesta," Thiago was quoted as saying on the club's official website.
"It really is a privilege to see him on the field and I’m trying to learn as much as I can from him as possible."
The 21-year-old then went on to voice his satisfaction with his performances so far this season.
"I happy with the chances I’m getting, and think I’m performing well ... I’m enjoying watching my team-mates, but obviously what I really want is to get as many minutes as I can."
Thiago has made 13 La Liga appearances so far this term, scoring once in the process.