Busquets may not be the best but the smartest. He is the centerpiece of Barcelona because he gives stability when everybody is up. He is the one who thinks, saves his position and prevents counterattacks.
— Javi Martinez
Spain is Barcelona without Messi. The game is in the midfield. Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets - they are the players who play the ball and the least to lose it. It is a style with history.
— Lilian Thuram
Busi can handle him alright…
After learning the tragic death of a friend, I want to express all my support and strength to the family and friends of Miki Roque.
He was a great person, great athlete, an example for everyone. But above all, he was a great friend, with whom I shared many moments that I will never forget.
After being in a state of shock and realize how unfair life is, right now I only have one thought, which is to do everything possible and dedicate this victory for which we are fighting here.
— Sergio Busquets’ open letter published in RFEF website. Busi and Miki played together in the youth ranks in UE Lleida. They still remained friends until Miki’s death.
The Midfield Master and Protege
If there’s one player who could break my record of most appearances for Spain, it’s Sergio Busquets
— Iker Casillas
I don’t know what he said, but Xavi is always right. He is one of my examples (in life). I supposed that’s by affinity, on how we see our lives and football. Before meeting him, I only know him as the player. We are in a different field but we share the same understanding about football.
— Sergio Busquets on Xavi’s recent comments about Real Madrid.
If you get fouled, it’s your own fault. Play faster!
— Pep Guardiola, to Sergio Busquets after he was positioned into the midfield.
Busi, today you need to gobble up Özil and have him as a tasty snack. He’ll have nightmares about you for the rest of his life. You will be the key that determines whether or not we win.
The worst thing about the World Cup was that every interview started with, “two years ago, you were in the third division.” Every day! And I thought, “yes, and one year ago, I was eating spaghetti.