Xavi was absent during Barcelona’s latest La Liga match as they overcame Getafe with a comfortable 5-2 final scoreboard. According to the medical staff of the team Xavi picked up an injury on his right leg and the head coach Tata Martino decided to give him a day off and rest him for their match against Getafe.

Leg injuries are nothing new for the Spanish midfielder as he already had suffered from a hamstring injury on his left leg back in November and had to miss 1 week of action for Barcelona, which was nothing too serious and now it is believed that he will be back in action by their next match against Elche and he was only rested for Getafe’s match as a precaution.

It’s no secret that for Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez is probably one of the more influential players on the pitch considering their playing style that relies on quick and short passes being spread around between all the players on the field and it has been long considered that Xavi has unrivaled passing efficiency even compared to Italy’s Andrea Pirlo.

Despite having some of their star players out injured, Barcelona have managed to cope with the absence of Valdes, Messi and Xavi accordingly as they continue on winning their respective matches and claiming points that maintain them at the top of the Spanish League with 46 points and having only suffered 1 loss so far in the season.

When the Spanish midfielder was asked about the Ballon d’Or he went on talking about the hard work that Franck Ribery and Cristiano Ronaldo have done to claim the award but had special praise to his teammate Lionel Messi as he considers the Argentine not only the best player in the world but the best player in history according to him.

“Cristiano Ronaldo and Ribéry have both done a lot to deserve the Ballon d’Or, but for me the best player in the world, and already the best ever, is Messi, without a shadow of doubt”. He was not eligible to vote for the award, but was convinced who he’d have voted for if he could.