Iniesta is now a prime contender after winning the Player of the Tournament for the Euros.
â€śIâ€™m not competing with Messi to win the Ballon dâ€™Or, or Cristiano, or Xavi, or Casillas... Iâ€™m not voting. Itâ€™s not about competing with his 82 goals. I was named the MVP without scoring any goals. Itâ€™s a privilege to be among the greats,â€ť Iniesta told Barca's website.
â€śI always have to hope of winning and achieving as much as possible, but this is something extra for me. I canâ€™t control it, let other people decide. Talking about this is just a waste of time. From here to January a lot of things will be said, the truly important thing is that I continue to enjoy playing the sport and seeing my people happy...â€ť