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9
Feb 19

SANCHEZ APPRECIATES XAVI

Former Barcelona ace Xavi Hernandez made a prediction that Qatar would be the winners of the Asian Cup, much to the delight of the country’s national team head coach following their triumph.

Xavi rightly predicted that the 2022 FIFA World Cup hosts will come home with the trophy and he got his prediction spot on.
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24
Dec 18

Xavi Will Give The Balloon D’Or Everytime To Messi

Xavi who is the brand ambassador for the World Cup in Qatar said that it was not fair to not give the prestigious award to Lionel Messi in this year and he also said that, he would give the award to him every time. Xavi was speaking at an event in the capital city of Doha, where the design of the new stadium was being unveiled. The most interesting fact is that even Xavi along with Ronaldo did not get into the shortlisting this time for the first time in the 11 years.

Luka of Croatia meanwhile, broke the dominance of the two players on the trophy by winning it this year. Xavi conveyed his happiness for the same but he insisted that Messi must win it every time. The Spain player is thinking to begin a career in coaching and most probably, he might start with Qatar since they already have a Spanish coach. On the other hand, Modric was not happy because the two greatest players in football did not attend the function which was held in Paris on the 3rd of December.
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24
Nov 18

Barcelona Legend Xavi: Most Of The Football Matches Are Boring

Xavi was in Spain and was playing international. He won lots of trophies through a sparkling career during his tenure with Spain, but recently he said he is exhausted of how some teams play. The legend of Barcelona, Xavi recently revealed that most present time football are not interesting. During his spell, he was known as the bested midfielders in it, he got the opportunity to play with probably the two biggest teams of the world in the history. While playing with Barcelona, ​​he won titles La Liga.

And while playing for Spain, Xavi made good contribution made the team to win two European Championships and a World Cup too. According to Xavi, he managed to win all games, because he was trained in a specific manner and learnt some unique styles, but Xavi is fedup of watching the teams playing without any possession. Moreover, he accept that for him it is good to see examples of what training should not be given.
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25
Oct 18

Xavi Hernandez: I’m Not Ready To Train Barcelona Yet, Despite Pep Guardiola Comparisons

Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has said in an interview that he is not ready to become the coach of the club despite comparisons with Pep Guardiola. Xavi is now 38 years old and he joined Al-Sad in the year 2015 after completing a career in Barcelona, ​​where he won 25 major trophies, and this includes eight La Liga titles and three champion leagues. He is still on the Qatari side, but many in Spain have tipped him to follow the footsteps of Guardiola and return to Camp Nou as a manager.

“I have some [of coaching licenses to be a leader],” he said. “I have another year left to get the UEFA pro-license, to train the big clubs in Europe.” For example, I can train Qatar and in small countries, football wise. In Barca, I could train the youth team. Next year in May, I hope to get the UEFA pro-license after that only, I would officially be able to train any team.
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31
Aug 18

WHEN LOSING YOUR COOL HAVE IMPLICATIONS

Despite football being a very physical sport, there are certain instances where losing your cool as a player can have huge implications. It might be just a nudge, a kick, a push or shove but even the faintest of actions can have way bigger implications.

The El Clasicobetween Real Madrid and Barcelona last season was one instance. The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi has had the game a huge stakes match for the past decade. Barcelona played hosts to Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup at Camp Nou.
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5
Jul 18

GABI REJECTS XAVI’S ADVANCES

Atletico Madrid skipper Gabi has rejected former Barcelona Xavi Hernandez’s advances. Xavi wanted the talented defender in his team in Qatar as he takes over as the coach of Al-Sadd.

Gabi decided to repay the loyalty Atletico have shown him over the years. The Madrid-basedoutfit are desperate to keep their players who were looking to exit the club on the basis of lack of ambition. The club only recently convinced star player Antoine Griezmann to remain at the club and they showed their huge ambitions by signing Thomas Lemar from Monaco for £60 million. The club also had to renew deals for players in order to retain them.
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29
Sep 14

Jagielka not hopeful about international career

Everton defender Phil Jagielka has claimed that he is not to hopeful about his international career after being demoted to the bench due to a string of poor performances especially at the World Cup 2014. The 32-year-old has been a first choice for England ever since the retirement of Rio Ferdinand and John Terry. He has formed a partnership with Gary Cahill of Chelsea, but England’s defence was heavily criticised during a poor World Cup. It appears that Jagielka is paying the price for this negativity after being on the bench for the recent round of European qualifying matches.

The former Sheffield United player is aware that time is certainly not on his side right now. Roy Hodgson has been looking to favour youth players in order to build for the future. This certainly was the philosophy during the World Cup 2014 squad selection, as a number of experienced players like Michael Carrick were left out. England are not appear to be targeting just the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, but the tournament and beyond. In his absence, United defender Phil Jones has been getting regular run out in the England team. Jagielka says that he cannot much apart from training well and playing with his best ability.

“I am not particularly confident. It is up to the manager and all I can do is play well for Everton. I don’t feel the World Cup has left a mark. It is an obvious assumption to make because it has not been great. It does not feel nice, that is the easiest way of saying it, but the [England] manager has a job to do. If he is looking to build for the future, that can work against me, but if you start looking too deeply at things, it is not going to do me any favours,” said Jagielka.