Former Argentina international Carlos Bianchi has praised consistent Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets.
The ex-Stade de Reims forward feels that the Spain international can direct the pace of the game due to his intelligence, and even compared him to Boca Juniors legend Juan Roman Riquelme.
“Like Riquelme, Busquets can speed up the game not by his own speed, but by his intelligence. He rarely plays bad,” the 63-year-old told ESPN.
Bianchi said Barcelona play a key role in Spain’s recent successes as both teams are on top of their game in the same era.
“It’s no coincidence that the best Spain in history comes at the same time as the best Barca in history,” he said.
Spain became the first international team in history to win three major tournaments in succession by beating Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final.