Beñat reminds me of Xabi Alonso during his Real Sociedad days.
The 25-year-old profited from playing alongside someone as rough as Iriney, who when in doubt, kicked opposing players.
Beñat is a genius on the field as illustrated in a 2-1 win over Sevilla. He was aware that the wall would prematurely jump, so he scored by placing his free kick underneath the wall. He was fearless because it was high-risk and it was in the 93rd minute.
Sometimes he attempt too many highlight reel passes, hence why he only completed 81.3 percent of his passes.
He recently managed to play two games for Spain, which is an impressive achievement considering the world-class midfielders Vicente del Bosque has at his disposal.
Sid Lowe at guardian.co.uk, named Beñat as a substitute in his La Liga Team of the Season.