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Spain coach Enrique: Iniesta closest to Barcelona star Messi

Spain coach Luis Enrique has paid tribute to Barcelona captain Lionel Messi.

Enrique coached Messi and Andres Iniesta at Barcelona, where he was at the helm from 2014-17.

In a Q&A on the Spain national team's Facebook page, Enrique talked up both Iniesta, now playing for Vissel Kobe, and Messi.

"The player that impressed me most in my career, I don't know if you mean being myself as a player or as a coach or both, without doubt is Leo Messi," he said.

"Afterwards, I can say that Andres Iniesta is close to something similar to Leo Messi.

"But Messi is hugely different in respect to the others."

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