Van Gaal: ‘Iniesta in a small space better than Messi’

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Louis van Gaal is in an open letter in the Catalan newspaper Marca praised Andres Iniesta.

Louis van Gaal

“He is a great footballer, but also a great man. That is, in the modern football is not easy,” writes the Dutch trainer, who Keeps in 2002 at the Barcelona left, days.


The 33-year-old Iniesta made Friday, with tears in his eyes and known that he is ‘his’ Barcelona at the end of the season is going to leave. The fragile midfielder said that with his debut “a dream come true”.

Van Gaal saw in junior games that Iniesta has a chance in the first team earned. “I saw that he is just like Xavi excelled. Everyone said that those two were good, but I think Iniesta especially tactically more quality possession.”

Van Gaal praises especially the passing of the midfielder. “He is like Lionel Messi and a quick passer and a good dribbelaar. I find Iniesta in the small space is still a bit better than Messi, because of his ball handling.”

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