Messi again beat Iniesta to the Ballon d'Or last month.
But Iniesta said: â€œWeâ€™re on the podium together, but we are never rivals â€“ for me he is my team mate and colleague. Leoâ€™s winning of the Ballon Dâ€™Or made me just as happy as it did him. Everyoneâ€™s individual potential reaches its maximum when you are part of a team.
"BarÃ§a are better with Leo and Leo is better with us. Football isnâ€™t an individual game â€“ itâ€™s a team sport where by working together, all of our individual abilities have a better chance to shine. Iâ€™m better with Leo, Leoâ€™s better with us â€“ thatâ€™s the important thing: that we are all aware of our responsibility in making things work."