Iniesta is an idol for millions of football fans around the world.
But he told El Pais: "A hero â€“ no way! I know that the fans have a lot of affection for me and they show that all the time, but a hero is something else â€“ someone who struggles against an illness or someone who has to leave his country to find work to feed his children.
"I am very privileged to play football and Iâ€™m just lucky enough to sometimes make people feel happy with what I do, scoring a goal or making a pass to help win a game. Anyway, I have never won anything on my own â€“ we have all won together in the teams Iâ€™ve played in."