Xavi Hernandez wants to end his Barcelona career on a high note

With over 490 league appearances for Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez holds the record of most matches being played for the Spanish club. He is regarded to be as one of the best and greatest footballers that have emerged from Spain out of his generation.

At the age of 35, Xavi Hernandez is by far the oldest player in the team of Luis Enrique but it has not stopped him on making impressive performances on a consistent basis as well as managing to get more playing time in the pitch than many other of his younger teammates.

When Xavi was asked about retirement, he replied by saying: “I’ll play until the legs tell me to stop, but my game does not depend on speed like others,”

 It is indeed true that Xavi Hernandez does not rely on having a superior physical strength or an impressive speed to play his game and this is something that the Spanish midfielder has been recognized for throughout his playing career which extends from 1998 and still continues going on strong. Continue reading Xavi Hernandez wants to end his Barcelona career on a high note

New York City FC dismisses Claims

New York City FC have dismissed claims that Barcelona superstar Xavi Hernandez is set to join the club in the summer on a free transfer.Xavi was widely expected to leave the Catalan club last summer, but he agreed a one-year extension to stay.

This has not been a great decision for the 35 year-old, as he has been featuring only rarely in Luis Enrique’s team. Compared with the last few seasons,Xavi has made only 23 appearances in all competitions. It is becoming clear that Luis Enrique favours the young midfielders like Sergio Busquets, as they represent the future of the club.

Xavi has been an incredible part of Barcelona since joining the club as a 11-year-old. He has been instrumental in the club going through the most successful spell in their history. At the time of Pep Guardiola’s appointment in 2008,Xavi was at the peak of his career. Guardiola utilised the midfielder’s passing ability and vision to form a team that went on to dominate world football. Even though the team was thought to be built around Lionel Messi, it was run by the brilliance ofXavi. Rumours have been going around thatXavi would be joining the likes of Frank Lampard and David Villa at New York City FC. This move may be in time for the 2016 MLS season. Continue reading New York City FC dismisses Claims

Xavi coming near to Retirement

Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that his playing days may be over sooner rather than later. The Spaniard was widely expected to leave Barcelona in the summer for a couple of years in the Middle East or MLS.

This did not happen after the 34-year-old decided to extend his spell at Barcelona, where he has been at since the start of his career. Xavi undoubtedly attained his peak at the age of 28 and this coincided with an impeccable spell for Barcelona. During a period of five years, this Catalan club played outstanding football and it was largely orchestrated byXavi.

Despite announcing his international retirement after the end of the World Cup 2014, it looks likeXavi may not be playing for much longer. Continue reading Xavi coming near to Retirement