Iniesta: “I would not be surprised if Neymar signed for Madrid”

The Barcelona player spent Wednesday on the microphones of El Larguero of the SER and talked about his future at La Roja and the sensations ahead of the World Cup in Russia.

Is it going to be strange to face Messi on Tuesday?

Yes. For those of us who are on the same team as him and are used to sharing almost every day with him, it will be weird. But in the end everyone will look for theirs. Although it is a friendly match, it is a match to continue growing as a national team. Hopefully we can do two great games.

Is it better to prepare the World Cup against great powers like Germany or Argentina?

Yes. Each game is different, but there is no doubt that these two games demand different things from you than other rivals. And for us as a group it helps us to try to keep doing things right.

There is talk of his possible goodbye to Barcelona. And with the Selection?

By moment and by nature it is possibly my last appearance with the National Team. For the moment and for everything. It’s similar to what can happen to me in my club. I do not want to be around. I do not have the need to be in the sites because I was who I was. My vision has changed and that is the question.

In the National Team has someone told you something about this matter?

Someone makes a joke. That if I go or not. Nor have I confessed to anyone what I am going to do. In the Selection there are also people that I have known for a long time and we share things.

What touches in Russia? What sensations do you have?

This World Cup is difficult to know what is going to happen, but it gives us a very good feeling after the classification we have done and how we are doing things. The World Cup in Brazil and the Eurocup in France gave us a tremendous touch to not go now with our feet on the ground. The World Cups show you that if you do not do things right, you do not keep moving forward.

Are there many things around the National Team?

We are preparing the two matches we have now, which are very nice. It is understood that every time an appointment like this one is approaching, we must take the opportunity to take photos, announcements and things with which we also have to comply.

Would you like your farewell to the National Team to be different from others?

I dream that my farewell was the one we all dream of (winning the World Cup). But beyond that, everything else remains. We go to the World Cup with great enthusiasm and, if we do things right, we will have options to fight.

What do you feel looking back?

Pride and privilege of having been part of the best years of the National Team and being an important player within these years.

Do you like to play in the National Team with or without nine?

It does not affect me in the sense that the important thing about this question is the variety that the Selection has. There will be times when it suits us to play more in one way or another. It’s a great luck to have a Selection like the one the coach has.

Would you be surprised to see Neymar in Madrid?

Honestly no. It’s not that I’m surprised or not. It does not matter to me. I do not want it to be seen as disrespectful. It’s not something we’re thinking about. Madrid would be signing one of the best in the world, but Barcelona would still have a staff that I consider better than the others.

“Those from Madrid no longer upload photos showing muscles …”

Piqué has revealed in ‘Theplayerstribune’ that he has a WhatsApp group with players from Madrid, in which they joke: “We are like children”.

Gerard Piqué tells in ‘Theplayerstribune.com’ his relationship with Real Madrid players in a text entitled “A long story” and reveals that he has a WhatsApp group in which there are players from the eternal rival and the Barcelona: “My favorite group of WhatsApp will surprise you. Recently, when we were 8-9 points above Real Madrid in the League, I started a very special group with some of the players that I match in the National Team and who play for Real Madrid and Barcelona. ”

“If you only read what the press says, you will think that we hate each other. But, in fact, we get along well. We write about tactics and about football philosophies, even about the books we are reading … “.

“It’s the best, we’re like children. And the truth is, it’s especially funny for me now, that we took 15 points to Madrid in the League. So I send very creative answers. Last season, when Madrid won everything, they felt very good and they kept saying ‘shit’ when we saw each other in the National Team’s training sessions “-he continues counting.

“Man every time they won a game last season, they uploaded photos on Instagram without a shirt in the locker room, do you remember that? They kept smiling and flexing their muscles like ‘The Rock’ and saying #HalaMadrid with a lot of trophy emojis. This season, however, the environment is different. All of your Instagram photos are very dark. “3 points today, we have to keep working hard!” They say, so I send them text messages in the WhatsApp group: “Come on guys, why are you so serious?” And I put a little emoji crying and another laugh.

About his involvement with the National Team

“I can joke with my teammates, because they are my brothers in the National Team. We can hate each other in our clubs, but we play for the same country, with the same dream and that makes me feel very proud. Since I was a little boy and I saw Luis Enrique bleed and stain his shirt in the 1994 World Cup, my dream was to play for the national team. I am extremely proud to wear the badge every four years in the World Cup. Maybe, people surprise him. If you watch television in Madrid, they will tell you a very different story about me. They say that I am a traitor and that I want to destroy the country because I have shown my public support for the right of the Catalan people to vote in the referendum on independence. ”

“I never said what I would vote for. I’m not trying to be a politician and influence people. What I believe is irrelevant. I’m just one more opinion among millions. (…) It’s a difficult position for me, personally, because the happiest moment of my life was winning the World Cup with Spain, but on the other hand, being Catalan is in my blood. That is my people, my inheritance, my land. And when 80% of people in Catalonia say they want the right to vote, I think they should be heard. If that opinion makes my own countrymen repudiate me … well, I’m calm with that thought. ”

About Messi

“People ask me what it’s like to play with Messi for so many years. It’s hard to explain them in one sentence: it’s an alien. It is not from this planet. He is the only player I have seen playing for the first time, at 13, and I have said to myself: “Oh, this guy comes from somewhere else. Is not human”.

“He’s a murderer, he’s the best I’ve ever seen in my life. But not because of his goals or dribbling, for me he is the best for what he does in the field and he does not see himself on TV. See your face when you are going to retrieve a ball, for example. It has a look that no other player has. It’s what makes him so good. He does not recreate himself, his greatness is in his obsession to win every ball. ”

Last reflection

“If you watch television in Madrid, the media will tell you that everyone in Barcelona is trying to destroy the country. If you see it in Barcelona, ​​they will tell you that everyone in Madrid is trying to oppress people. Now the whole world is the bad one, depending on where you see the TV. They say that the National Team is in crisis due to political differences. In truth, we almost never talk about politics. I’m too busy telling the Real guys that they’re being j … in the league, and they’re too busy talking to me about arbitration plots! (jokes) ”

“I have been a footballer for more than half of my life. I am 31 years old now and I believed that with 30 I would be retired. Do you know what keeps me up? The experiences that I have had in the changing rooms. Meet soccer geniuses like Messi, Puyol, Neymar or Roy Keane. Soccer has made me grow from boy to boy. This is what makes the sport so beautiful, at least for me. “

Mourinho, willing to offer € 55 million to sign Varane

The French central is one of the obsessions of the coach to strengthen the defense of Manchester United for the next season.

Varane has become one of Mourinho’s obsessions for his Manchester United. Seeks to form a defensive block of maximum guarantees and apart from getting the continuity of De Gea wants the signing of Real Madrid Varane. So far has been with the refusal of Real Madrid and today the Daily Mirror ensures that the English will try to convince the leaders of Madrid with an offer of 55 million euros for the request of the coach.

However, it seems that it will remain a complicated possibility. Varane is very grateful to Zidane, who has given him ownership and remains convinced that now at Real Madrid there is a spectacular template in which you can achieve great sports success.