Ahead of Saturday's Spain-USA friendly, Richard Deitsch spoke with Andres Iniesta, who scored Spain's game-winning goal against the Netherlands in the 2010 World Cup final and just celebrated another Champions League win with Barcelona.
His favorite story from fans about Spain's World Cup victory: "A family that got back together to celebrate Spain's victory at the World Cup. It was a divided family that made it up to celebrate the victory."
On teammate Xavi's description of Barcelona's style of play, keeping possession: "Combine, pass, play. That's soccer for me," Iniesta says "This is what we have learned since we were children and started to play in la cantera [youth program]. So for us, this is soccer, the soccer we like and the soccer in which we believe and lead us to victory. We have grown up with a way of playing soccer and, fortunately, we keep it, we haven't lost it and we can accomplish it as well in the 'first team' That's Barca's main victory.
Off the field, Iniesta contributes to his family's wine business: "I can say that I'm getting to love the world of wine and am thankful to my family that I got in on it. I wish people could enjoy my wine when they taste it. I have put huge work on this project and I have to thank all the people that are helping me on it."