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Barcelona legend Iniesta hails ‘master’ Kante

Barcelona and Spain legend Andres Iniesta has revealed how highly he rates Chelsea’s midfield powerhouse N’Golo Kante.

Iniesta, who is currently winding down his career in Japan with Vissel Kobe, is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfield technicians of all-time.

The 34-year-old was one of the key men in the great Barcelona and Spain teams that dominated European and World Football from 2008-2012, during which time he formed a formidable midfield triumvirate with Xavi and Sergio Busquests.

However, Iniesta has admitted that Kante is a player he admires greatly and would have loved to have had the chance to play alongside.

“He’s a player I’d like to have had in my team for many years,” Iniesta told RMC Sport.

“He’s not going to come to Japan, but he’s definitely a player I love because of the work he does on the field and the confidence he has in his game.

“His mastery makes him the centrepiece of Chelsea and the France national team.”

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