Fabio Cannavaro discussed his love for Andres Iniesta, saying he watched the former Barcelona midfielder over Lionel Messi.
Iniesta, now playing for J-League outfit Vissel Kobe, celebrated his 36th birthday on Monday.
The former Spain international left Barcelona in 2018 after a trophy-laden stint with the La Liga giants.
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I Prefer Watching Iniesta Over Messi – Cannavaro
Cannavaro, who won two La Liga titles as a Real Madrid player, said he always had eyes on Iniesta, widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of all-time.
“He played with such style, you couldn’t help but love him when you saw him play,” the Italian told AS.
“He was a perfect professional, very humble … I loved him.
“Everybody might have been watching Messi but I was watching Iniesta.”