06 March 2012

[Former player] Riquelme: "Messi is a genius and Iniesta is the best"

Boca captain surrenders to Andrés: "It is unique, a great person and he plays like he means it. I can do well anywhere."
On Messi, adds: "It scorer, fast and has the most difficult, which is faster with the ball without the ball."
Roman, marveling with Barça of Guardiola: "Barcelona have the perfect team, with players only, will not to repeat."


Juan Román Riquelme, Boca Juniors captain and player of Barça in the 2002-03 season, took off his hat again with Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta to exalted, which debuted in the first team to coincide with him in the locker room of Camp Nou. "Andrés is the best play of all, it's unique. It is unique, "the myth xeneize the same day Boca and Barça in Buenos Aires had a collaboration agreement for the formation of players through the ranks at Argentine club.

Speaking to Radio Vorterix, Riquelme has not forgotten the early Iniesta: "When I was 15 or 16 years, Andrés already train with us. He marked a big difference with those of his age, but has two sidings that make things easier, like Xavi and Messi. "And he says as a key figure to pull the cart and refloat the most adverse situations:" This game is the best play of all, it's unique. Go ahead, back when he has to go on the sides. If the game is stuck and Guardiola says he can not win the match, it sends pointer and left a mess barbarous weapon at right back. It is unique, a great person and he plays like he means it. You can do well anywhere. "

As for Messi, who last week scored his first hat trick with Argentina, all compliments are also "Play another game. You thinking of the mother and suddenly you are receiving the ball and scores a goal from nothing . Because he's a genius, as did the other day with Argentina. Messi is out of any discussion. He is goalscorer, fast and has the most difficult, which is faster with the ball without the ball. "

Riquelme, who could not win in the Camp Nou in a campaign where Barça could only qualify for the UEFA Cup on the final day and fell in the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Juventus, is amazed with all Pep Guardiola: "Barcelona have the perfect team, with players only, will not to repeat, at the right time and in the same team." Asked about the kind of football of Barça, Roman places it as a reference for everyone, including Argentine clubs: "Does what you have to do is pass it to the same color. When we have to make ten passes, we played a wonder because no one does. They spend a partner and to the goalkeeper, who happens to be a player. Here you get nervous if we give the goalkeeper. "

Questioned by his past in Barça, which paid 11 million euros for his move to Boca, sent a message to Louis van Gaal, one of two coaches who had as an azulgrana with Radomir Antic. "Van Gaal played completely different, is very similar to Bielsa. And Rijkaard is more like Guardiola. I had to come at a time which was a few months to change as president, had much nerve in the club, Real Madrid had been winning all . Contrary to what happens today. "Nevertheless, Riquelme only words of thanks to the Catalan club: "That year I learned a lot, I was treated very well, and I was lucky to go to Villarreal where I enjoyed a lot." (via MD)