“Iniesta is a magnificent example of what a footballer should be,” he told Europa Press.
“He has great human qualities and I hope he does not lose them. He’s also very disciplined and he’s not limited to playing in one single position.
“I also like it that people are comparing us [the Spanish national team] to Barcelona and vice versa. It’s not a bad comparison.”
Del Bosque was then asked to give a glimpse of la Furia Roja’s squad that fans can expect to see in the Confederations Cup. He wouldn’t reveal much but he hinted that Iniesta’s young team-mate in midfield, Sergi Busquets, could be a surprise inclusion.
“We like it when the youth players succeed and we have a good representation,” he professed. “But just like parents, if we believe that a child should be with his family, then it will be the priority.”
The 20-year-old Busquets played his very first official match for the senior Spanish team on April 1, when he came on as a second half substitute during the 2-1 win over Turkey in the World Cup qualifiers.
KS Leong, Goal.com