Ander Herrera believes fellow Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti is on the “degree” of Barcelona legends Xavi and Andres Iniesta.
Herrera signed for PSG in 2019 after the expiry of his contract at Manchester United and established himself as a dependable determine, making 19 league appearances and 6 within the Champions League final season.
Amid the fixed battle for locations in PSG’s midfield, although, Herrera believes Verratti holds an distinctive standing.
When Herrera was requested which midfielder ranks as the perfect he has performed with over the course of his profession, the Italy worldwide was the clear choose, even when it comes on the expense of his personal time on the pitch.
“The perfect I’ve performed with is Verratti, however I’ve performed with excellent ones,” he instructed Diario AS. “Thiago [Alcantara], what to say about [Paul] Pogba, a footballer with the perfect qualities. Or [Bastian] Schweinsteiger, who got here to United within the closing stretch of his profession, however it was unimaginable to see him.
“Nonetheless, I’ve a particular devotion to Verratti. The footballer at all times thinks that he has to play, but when Verratti performs in your place, you don’t have anything to say. I put him on the degree of Xavi and Iniesta.”