I'm not MVP, I would prefer winning Euro 2012: Iniesta

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Andres Iniesta
Kiev, Jun 30: Spain and Barcelona playmaker Andres Iniesta has refused to accept the best player tag at the Euro 2012, as Spain clash heads against Italy in Sunday's final in Kiev.

The 28-year old Catalan has been outstanding for the defending European and World Champions, but said he would be happy lift the trophy than be named player of the tournament.

"I never thought about playing for personal credit," Iniesta was qouted as saying in Goal.com

Iniesta's Barcelona and national teammate Xavi Hernandez was adjudged player of the tournament four years back in Euro 2008. But Iniesta is not concerned about individual rewards.

"I do not think I am the MVP. I feel that what will make me happy is to lift the trophy.

In football everything is relative; it does not matter who stars and who does not. [Claudio] Marchisio has had a good tournament, [Andrea] Pirlo also," Iniesta, who scored the winner in 2010 World Cup finals, said.

"I do not know [who the MVP should be] and I really do not care," he added.

But Iniesta is certainly a player to watch out for in the final. The idea behind is style of play is to make life easier for his teammates. He draws opponents towards him, and the ball, holds the ball, wriggles through and also releases a pass perfectly.

The speed and flow of Iniesta's movements dazzles defenders, not one or two but sometimes even more. The way he handles the ball on both feet is unbelievable and in a quick flash he escapes.

Many greats described him as the key to Barcelona's and Spain's recent success.

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