As days counts towards the begin of the Euro 2016 that would kick-off in France, Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta remembers his former teammates Xavi Hernandez and Xabi Alonso, saying he would miss the duo in the forthcoming tournament.
Iniesta told Times of India that”I definitely miss Xavi and Xabi Alonso. Both were great comrades for Spanish football. We had a wonderful time together, winning numerous trophies across the globe,” .
“And if I start speaking about Xavi, I really do not know where to start. It was a privilege to play alongside him throughout the years at Barcelona and the national team. We’d be sure about each other’s position on the ground without even looking at each other.
Xavi and Alonso retired from international football after the 2014 world cup, and this will leave Iniesta to play in a tournament for Spain for the first time without the duo.
Iniesta pointed that it was a privilege to play alongside Xavi, as the understanding between him and Xavi in Barcelona was also extended to the national side. It was so accurate that they need not look for each other on the field of play. But someday, every footballer must retire he noted.
Iniesta however stated that Spain are still capable of winning Euro for the third consecutive time, as they currently have a squad that can achieve the feat.