Real Madrid legend Fernando Hierro says Carles Puyol is an example for all aspiring footballers to follow.
The Catalan defender is leaving Barcelona at the end of the season and, according to his former Roja teammate, will go down as one of Spain’s great centre-backs.
“Puyol is a great and an example to everyone,” Hierro told La Xarxa. “For his honesty and his loyalty.
“He is one of the three best centre-backs in the history of Spanish football.
“He is a guy with so much integrity. We are starting to run out of superlatives.
“It is always difficult to substitute a player like Puyol, with everything that he represents.
“He is an example on and off the pitch, with a fantastic professionalism and attitude.”