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La Furia Roja’s coach is the latest to hail the sizzling-hot Blaugrana midfielder, however, it’s his team-mate who could be making waves soon.

Andres Iniesta's stunning season was elevated to another level on Wednesday night after his virtuoso performance guided Barcelona to a 4-0 romp over Sevilla.

Spain's national team coach, Vicente del Bosque, who will soon begin preparations for June’s Confederations Cup in South Africa, has lavished praise on the pint-sized midfielder while looking forward to the Barca man's contributions for la Seleccion in the summer.


“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

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