Video shows why there's no point even trying to press Sergio Busquets, it's a waste of time
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A compilation of Sergio Busquets beating his man with his trademark skill move proves why he's one of the best press resistant midfielders in world football.
The 34-year-old announced his retirement from international football on Friday after a trophy-laden 143 cap career with Spain.
After lifting two major trophies with one of the greatest national teams in history – the World Cup in 2010 and the 2012 Euros – Busquets continued to play a key role for La Roja.
He even starred for Luis Enrique's side in Qatar, who were knocked out at the round of 16. But on Friday morning, he confirmed his exit from the international stage.
"It has been an honor to represent my country and take it to the top, to be a World and European champion, to be captain and to play so many games with greater or lesser success," he wrote on Instagram.
"But always giving everything and contributing my grain of sand so that everything was the right way as possible and that everyone felt how important they are, helping everyone and fighting for the same goal, with unique, unforgettable and historical experiences."
Busquets played a huge role for his country in the middle of the park and for many, remains one of the best - and most underrated - players in world football.
Former Spain manager Vicente del Bosque, who spent eight years managing him with the national team, once said, "You watch the game, you don't see Busquets. You watch Busquets, you see the whole game."
It's a perfect analogy for the defensive midfielder. He doesn't always get you goals or assists, but he has always been an important cog in any team.
He makes everything tick and sees things seconds before anybody else on the pitch.
Steven Gerrard once said Busquets was an "absolute nightmare" to play against because you couldn't get near him, while Rio Ferdinand claimed he could play in a pair of velvet slippers and perform.
Everything is so easy for the Spaniard and this YouTube video proves why it's so hard to press him.
One fan commented on the clip, saying: "When it comes to his dribbling, he's basically a 6 foot Messi who can't run but somehow he has the ability to slow down time," while another commented: "It's literally a waste of energy to even try. The greatest DM of all time hands down."
As well as consistently snuffing out counter-attacks, Busquets makes it easier for those in more forward areas by being that man who holds the team together. It's the Barca way, and he knows it.
"I play in a position that demands hard work and generosity and little glamour, but I like it." Busquets once said.
"It's my job and I like it. I would rather intercept and steal 10 balls than shoot. That's what I'm here for, to make everyone's jobs easier."
Spain will certainly miss his presence in the middle of the park.
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Taher
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