Iniesta eyeing Spain revival

Andres Iniesta has expressed his desire to “win titles with Spain again and put them back where they deserve to be”.

La Roja lited three consecutive major honours between 2008 and 2012 but crashed out of last year's World Cup at the group stage and lost to Slovakia in only their second Euro 2016 qualifier.

Nonetheless, the Barcelona midfielder is confident his country can regain their winning touch, starting against Ukraine in Group C on Friday.

“Both for Barcelona and Spain, I've achieved impressive figures,” he said at a Press conference.

“I dream of winning titles with Spain again and put [La Roja] back where they deserve to be.

“Equalling [Raul Gonzalez] in caps is incredible, and to surpass him is even better.

“We all knew [Alvaro] Morata's quality from when he was at Madrid, and he's doing very well at Juventus this season.

“He's scored a lot of goals, and for a midfielder, such a player always makes you work. He's very young and has a great future.

“The path [Sergio] Busquets [has taken in his career] speaks for itself. Since he started out, he's become a core part [of the Spain set-up].

“He understands the game very well and gives balance. He's one of the best midfielders in the world.

“Isco and I could play together. There's nothing wrong if [Vicente] del Bosque sees it fit to pair us together on the pitch.

“Isco is a unique talent. He's very young but is already good enough to be a starter at a club like Real Madrid.

“[On Camp Nou hosting the Copa del Rey final], I'm not a friend of controversy. Sometimes you we catalogáis you do not say things.

“Everyone's expressed what they want [to see happen]. I'll try to do my best for my team in the Copa del Rey final.

“I feel like the leader of this team. I really want to keep improving [as a player], and when things go wrong, I still want to be considered important and the coaches to trust me.”

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