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Van Gaal praises Iniesta in open letter as a footballer and human being

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Louis van Gaal is in an open letter praised Andres Iniesta, who on Friday announced that he will after this season, leaving FC Barcelona. Under the guidance of the Dutch coach made the Spaniard his debut for the Catalan club.

“He is a geeweldige footballer, but also a great man. That is, in the modern football is not easy,” writes Van Gaal Friday in an open letter in the Catalan newspaper Marca.

Iniesta made earlier on Friday with tears in his eyes, announced that he Barcelona sixteen years after his debut will leave. The 33-year-old midfielder is looking for a new challenge.

Iniesta, who 22 years ago started in the youth academy, made in 2002 under then-coach Louis van Gaal his debut at Barcelona. Not much later, he grew out to a fixed value in the main body.


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