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Iniesta on winning trophies and making wine
SI.com, June 3rd, 2011 2:05PM

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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."

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  1. Chris Ogle
    commented on: June 3, 2011 at 10:32 p.m.
    When people talk about amazing success stories on this Barca team it usually involves Messi,but the clubs other two geniuses,Iniesta and Xavi are success stories in their own right. There is no doubt that Messi is the best in the world, but Iniesta and Xavi are definitely in the top ten best players.Iniesta cuts a figure on the field of an average sort of guy and with his slight build and pale skin tone,he looks like a professor who spends too much time in the lab. But looks can be deceptive and as anyone who's spent any amount of time watching Barca play knows,Iniesta's style is unique as well as deadly.The unorthodox, slow motion dribbling style that he uses while he and Xavi probe the oppostition for weaknesses, on the surface, doesn't look like anything special until you see him time after time unlock the defense and provide the killer pass or ocasionally even score a goal,like he did in the WC final.


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