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Iniesta Prefers Central Midfield

Spain and Barcelona ace Andres Iniesta says he prefers playing in central midfield, rather than in a more advanced role up the field.

The 28-year-old, who lost out to team-mate Lionel Messi in Monday's Ballon d'Or ceremony, is primarily deployed in the latter capacity for club and country.

"Not that I like, but I prefer to play in midfield. The way I understand the game is very participatory. I like to combine, make passes and in the middle of the football field that is possible," Iniesta told El Pais.

"I have not felt that playing at the tip that I do more damage, but it is more decisive. It's not the same, but in the end, I want to win the game and stay happy."

Meanwhile, Iniesta maintains he never seeks to embarrass his opponents with his tricky range of dribbling skills.

"I would not want it to look like that. I do nothing to humiliate anyone, especially a fellow. After all, they are playing on the other team, but they deserve my respect," he said.

"I play because I like the game, each time choosing the option that I feel that gives me the best chance. If it goes well you stay happy doing what you do, but never do anything with the intent to humiliate."

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