Xavi Hernandez says that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho should try to avoid confrontation when things are not going well for him.
Mourinho has a reputation of falling out with opposition managers and the football Association on numerous occasions. Xavi, though, has seen a trend where the Portuguese goes on a rampage only when things are not going well for him. It is exactly the scenario at Manchester United right now. The Red Devils are clearly falling out of the title race and Mourinho has been unable to prevent the slide. He has already been caught up with two FA charges in the last two weeks.
It is widely expected that Mourinho may face a lengthy touchline ban as a result of his recent incidents. Xavi, though, has advised the former Real Madrid boss to focus on football rather than creating a war. The former Barcelona midfielder played under one of the coolest bosses in world football, Pep Guardiola. Even when things did not work out well for the former Barcelona manager, he has always tried to remain calm. Continue reading Xavi Advices Jose Mourinho to Focus on Football Not War
Manchester City continued their brilliant form in the new campaign under Pep Guardiola as they defeated West Ham to get maximum points over the weekend.
The win ensures the have nine points, as with Manchester United and Chelsea. The victory sets up an interesting encounter with United in the Manchester derby after the international break.
From the start of game against West Ham, Man City showed their superiority, with nice one touch passes, and good ball control. Within the first twenty minutes, the top level of play yielded two goals, almost sealing the game off. An improved showing from Raheem sterling was a sight to behold, compared to his games last season and at the Euro 2016. He got a goal, and Fernandinho added the second for the Sky Blues.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was confused at the dominance of City, but was helpless. The difference in the games of City since the appointment of Guardiola is obvious. He supervised the tiki-taka style of play in Barcelona, with veteran midfielder Xavi, Iniesta taking the play to another level. Expectations were high with the employment of Guardiola, and so far, the Spaniard has shown his quality.
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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