The Vissel Kobe star insists Pedri should be allowed to make his own way.
Iniesta told Ibai Llanos on his Twitch channel, "I've never liked to compare, even though it's inevitable. The same happened to me. The important thing is that he keeps doing what he's doing.
"I see him enjoying himself when he plays, he doesn't struggle to do things, everything is done easily and he's generous with his effort.
"He has all the qualities, even though he is only 18. He has to keep learning and growing. He's at a club and with the right national team to keep progressing."
Iniesta also celebrated Leo Messi's Copa America triumph with Argentina: "I think for him, on a personal level, it's a weight off his shoulders. He has finally won something with his national team after being close so many times.
"He was impeccable at the Copa America, beyond the goals and the assists. For me, Messi is still the No.1."
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