Iniesta backs Spain’s youngsters to deliver at World Cup
Spain’s World Cup-winning midfielder Andres Iniesta said head coach Luis Enrique’s youthful squad has plenty of first-team experience at club level to deliver international success.
The 2010 winners have chosen a new generation of talent, leaving out players like Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool and David de Gea of Manchester United.
At the finals in Qatar, there will be high expectations for the exciting young Barcelona youngsters Pedri and Gavi, and Iniesta stated he had complete faith in both of them and the other players.
“Although they are young, they are crucial first-team players who shoulder a lot of responsibility. They have the chance to put out their best effort “Iniesta, a former Barca star who is currently a player for Vissel Kobe in Japan, stated.
“They are motivated by the challenge and confident in their abilities to succeed… Personally, I adore this squad and the people the coach has assembled.”
Spain’s first World Cup championship was won by Spain, and Iniesta wants to see them win it again.
Iniesta expressed his hope and wish for Spain to be the World Cup champions. “I always have ambitious predictions.”
Spain’s Group E opener is against Costa Rica on Wednesday, followed by contests with Germany and Japan.