Posts Tagged: Xavi


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Apr 17

PEREZ WANTS PIQUE TO QUIT FOOTBALL

Former Spanish football Alfonso Perez has asked Barcelona defender Gerard Pique to quit international football in the shirt of Spain due to his political beliefs, according to reports.


Perez, who used to play for Barcelona and Real Madrid, asked the player not to make himself available any longer as he wanted Catalonia to get independence from Spain. Pique has said that he would retire from international duty after the 2018 World Cup. He is openly supporting a referendum on the independence of Catalonia. He was accused of cutting the flag of Spain off the sleeves of his kit.

Perez compared Pique’s action to that of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola who played friendly games for Catalonia during his playing career without renouncing the Spanish national team.

“It would have been most honest if Guardiola, being such a Catalan, would have renounced the Spanish national team. I am not against the Catalans. My son was born in Barcelona and if I was radical he would have been born in Madrid or Seville. I have nothing against Catalans, but I do against those pushing for independence,” Perez said. Continue reading →


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Jan 17

CATALONIA CAN BE A WORLD CLASS TEAM – XAVI

Xavi Hernandez, FC Barcelona legend has said that he believes that if allowed to participate in competitions held by the FIFA, the current Catalonian International football team would be one of the top 10 teams in the world.


With Catalonia getting ready to hold a referendum in September 2017 regarding its independence, Xavi believes that there are a lot of exceptionally talented players in the team. He is also holds the view that with such players, they can go on to become a world-class team.

So far, Xavi has represented Catalonia 12 times throughout his playing career. However, the 36-year old did not rule out the possibility of managing the team in the nearest future.

“You never know. You can never close any door. It’s very early to start making predictions but it’s one of the ideas, coming home to coach in Barcelona, in Catalonia. It’s my home and I feel very comfortable there.

“I always feel happy when I return home and it’s a source of genuine pride to play for the national team.” Continue reading →


14
Aug 16

Messi’s decision should be respected according to Xavi

Xavi has declared that people should respect Lionel Messi’s decision to retire from international football.

Indeed, the Barcelona striker has stated that he will not be playing for Argentina again after their recent defeat at the Copa America final against Chile. Since then, many football personalities and players have asked Lionel Messi to come back to his decision, but the Argentina forward has yet to make a declaration.

Xavi believes that we should respect his decision and not attempt to pressurize him to come back. Xavi said that Lionel Messi has been giving his best for his national team and instead has always been frustrated by the results. He said that the player has earned the right to make his own decision regarding his career and that people should leave him alone.

He said that people have no right to judge him. If he wants to play for Argentina again, that is his decision and that we should respect him. He believes that Lionel Messi is one of the best players in history and yet has experienced a lot of frustration with Argentina. He believes that the player has every right to be downhearted and to retire.
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25
May 16

Xavi Hernandez backs Messi

The former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez claims that superstar Lionel Messi is not the kind of player to involve in simulation or any other form of cheating.


Messi has come under fire recently after playing the role in the sending-off of Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis when the two teams met each other back in January. The defender claimed that Messi gets preferential treatment from the referees due to his stature in the game. Xavi dismissed those suggestions claiming that Messi is someone who is desperate to play in every game and does not get involved in playacting of such sorts.

Xavi was already a first-team regular when Messi was just coming through the ranks. However, he formed a bit devastating partnership with Messi over the last five years and it saw them lift numerous honours both at a club level and at international level. There have been extraordinary players have been accused of getting unfair advantage in the game. The likes of Diego Maradona, Pele, and Cristiano Ronaldo have all been not exceptions to the list. However, there is a feeling that Messi is one of the few who likes to stay on the pitch even when he is being harassed by opposition. Continue reading →


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Jan 16

Pep Guardiola has always seen the English Premiership in very high regard

As per Xavi, Pep Guardiola has always seen the English Premiership in very high regard and it was his aspiration to be a part of the competition as manager one day

Guardiola has dropped hints that he would not stretch his tenure in Germany where he has been in charge of Bayern Munich for the last two and half years.

The Spaniard is likely to sign for one of the top clubs in England at the end of the ongoing season.

Very few would know Guardiola better than Xavi as the two spent a number of years working together.

Xavi played alongside as well under Guardiola at Barcelona.

Speaking about Guardiola’s desire to manage Premier League clubs, the veteran playmaker, who now plays his Football in Qatar, said, “While we were working alongside in Spain, he would so often speak of English Premiership and its standard of Football.” Continue reading →


26
Jul 15

Xavi Hernandez is proud to join Al Sadd SC

After having spent his entire career with Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez has finally ended his relationship with the Spanish club as he joined the Qatari side Al Sadd which will be his new club for the next 2 years.

Making a switch from Barcelona to Al Sadd is a huge move but at the age of 35, Xavi Hernandez had to be offloaded in order to give some of the younger players a chance to step up and get into the main team.

Even though Al Sadd does not have the same world class player or pieces of silverware that Barcelona has collected, Xavi Hernandez revealed his joy and said just how honored he is in joining the Qatari club.

Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez said: “I am very, very proud to be part and parcel of Al Sadd Football Club. I hope I will be able to lift all titles with this very important club and continue with my achievement. I would like to thank Al Sadd Sports Club and all the Qatari people.”

The experienced midfielder signed a 2 year long contract with Al Sadd but this can be extended to 3 year depending on how Xavi performs in his new club. The contract that Xavi Hernandez signed with Al Sadd has will also give him the responsibilities of being an ambassador for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup. Continue reading →


9
Apr 15

Gol punizione Xavi Barcelona Demo FIFA 10

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