By consistency I meant I have talked to people who say he was bossing the game with Ronaldo from the late 90's till 2006, thats clearly not the case.
The guy is a big game player as is Iniesta, was a quality inconsistent player till he stepped up in the world cup final against Brazil.
Thats when he became one of the best in the world, with being the best around the euro's in 2000, around 2003 he started to fade and was very inconsistent for Madrid.
Around that time you have a lot of great players: Henry, Nedved, Sheva, Figo, Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Dinho.
He turned the clock back in that game against Brazil only to go out with a bang against Italy.
In the end out of that whole generation I have trouble where to put him, I feel the top 3 is between him, Ronaldo and Dinho but Dinho kind of started when Zidane was already fading.
I dont know if I would put him above him above Ronaldo though who was brilliant before getting injured and also won a world cup.
I agree with Iniesta not putting his stamp on the game when Messi not playing, to be honest he was in Martinez' pocket two games.
Probably happened to Zidane as well in certain games.
I still rate Zidane slightly higher than Iniesta, maybe its nostalgia on my part.
There is a move im looking for that I remember from Zidane, a double roulette in a row, one starting with the right the other with the left, I cant find it and since its not in the highlight vids im maybe mistaking him with somebody else or remembered it wrongly.