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Iniesta gives Xavi blessing

Andres Iniesta formed part of one of football's greatest ever midfields alongside Xavi Hernandez at Barcelona and the former now believes the latter will have similar success of it as the Blaugrana head coach.

The current Vissel Kobe player highlighted Xavi's perfect understanding of the club as a factor in why he believes he will do a good job.

"He's ready - he's been preparing and he's capable. He's a perfect fit, that's for sure," he told beIN Sports.

"Not just because of what he may know about La Masia or the club, but because he's ready for it. It's important, not just because of what he represents as player but as a coach. He is ready to face this challenge.

"I wish him all the luck in the world and I am convinced that he will be fine because he has prepared for this moment and is very excited to be able to take on this challenge.

"I hope that the circumstances arise for him to be successful. I wish him the best."

Regarding the departure of Leo Messi, Iniesta didn't want to get involved, but he did admit that he would've liked the Argentine to stay at Barcelona and that it was strange to see him in another shirt.

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