Former Italian striker had many praises
Christian Vieri is one of the best strikers in Italy's history and he talked to the daily newspaper AS about a few Spanish players before the Euro game. All in all, Vieri was enthusiastic about the Blaugrana Andrés Iniesta, that he compared to the magician Harry Potter.
"He is like Harry Potter. He does incredible things on the pitch. I think I haven't seen any player like him in the past 30 years..."
Xavi and Puyol
"People like Xavi and Puyol were great champions and had a lot of weight in the national team. Xavi didn't miss a pass in 15 years! But even so Spain have a very strong and dangerous team."
"For me, the Spanish style is the best in the world. It's a show to the spectator's face."
"This Italy doesn't have as many stars as before, but it is a team that works a lot and has the best defence and the best goalkeeper in the world."
"He is a genius. I played 15 years with him and he is a true phenomenon. From the time I was a player, there are still him and De Rossi that stayed, with whom I played a game."