“I always picture him with the ball at his feet. That’s the way I have got used to seeing him. He does everything well, with simplicity,” he said. “At times, it may look like he’s not doing anything, but in fact he’s doing it all. Everything is different with Andrés.
The hardest thing to do in football is to make it look like everything is easy, effortless, and that’s Andrés. Andrés and I are similar in that we both use our bodies a lot, to avoid opponents. But he has something that always amazes me: there’s always a moment when you think you’re going to catch him, when you think you’re going to get the ball off him, but you can’t. He’s not especially quick, but he has that ability to always get away from you, which comes from his technique.”