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Sergio Busquets is ‘Barca’s most important player, along with Lionel Messi’ - Casemiro

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The Real Madrid star has praised his rival

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Sergio Busquets has come in for praise from Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro who reckons the midfielder is Barcelona’s most important player along with Lionel Messi.

The Brazilian has been talking about just how highly he rates the 31-year-old and why he has so much admiration for the Barcelona midfielder.

“To talk about Busquets I have to say that in recent years he has been a reference for many people. His profile and that of Xabi Alonso are very similar. They are two great players especially with the ball.

“We talk about Messi, Suarez or before that Neymar, but Busquets is for me the most important. We talked about Iniesta, Xavi, but he was always there with the darkest job and is one of the best defensive midfielders.

“Compared to me he is different. He may not have the physical display like mine but he is always positioned very well, is always well placed and that is very important. For me, next to Messi he is the most important Barcelona player in recent years.”

Source | Revista Libero

Busquets has started 11 of Barca’s 18 La Liga games this season, and the team has struggled when he’s not been around.

He missed El Clasico due to illness and Barca toiled in midfield, and he was also missing from the starting XI for the defeats against Levante, Granada and Athletic Bilbao.