By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Considered by many to be the unsung hero of Barcelona's star-studded midfield, Busquets has been ever present in the club's starting 11 since he successfully displaced the more experienced Seydou Keita and Yaya Toure.
Although Busquets' contributions are not as highly regarded a defence-splitting passes from Xavi or mazy runs from Andres Iniesta, Bianchi believes the 23-year old dictates the game as well as Riquelme.
"Like Riquelme, Busquets can speed up the game not by his own speed, but by his intelligence. He rarely plays bad," he said to ESPN.
Building on his good opinion of Busquets, the former Velez striker also expressed his view that the Spanish national team's success was built directly on a strong core of players from the Catalan club.
"It's no coincidence that the best Spain in history comes at the same time as the best Barca in history," Bianchi stated.