Of course, Iniesta also lifted the European Championship and World Cup with his native Spain, making him one of the most decorated and respected players of all time – making it even harder for Fernandes to understand why his idol was never recognised as the world’s best player.
Nevertheless, Bruno’s respect for Andres is unlimited and the United midfielder is keen to learn from him, particularly in the attacking third, as he explains in our latest ‘My Inspiration’ interview.
“The one I liked to watch and follow was Iniesta, because Iniesta is a mix between an eight and a 10,”
says Bruno in our Q&A, seen in full below.
“It is a way I can do better, between eight and 10.
“It is the guy who always likes to have the ball, who always likes to take the risks, and I think Iniesta was one of the best in the world. For me, it was impressive how Iniesta finished his career without the Ballon d’Or [award]. With everything he won, it is difficult for me to understand!”