The Spanish midfielder Xavi has said that he wants to be an integral part of the Barcelona team for many years to come. The 32-year-old has lifted almost every major trophy with both the club and the national team. Due to the numerous injury problems he has suffered in the last two seasons, it has been thought that he is coming to the end of his career. However, the Spaniard has said that he does not want to leave Barcelona as of yet and is willing to carry on playing at the highest level for as long as possible. He has also said that he still feels he can provide a lot to the current Barcelona team.
The experienced midfielder made his debut for the Barcelona team many seasons ago and he has been an integral part of the team in the last 15 seasons. He has played more than 100 appearances for the national team, while he holds numerous records for the club team as well. These, however, have not prevented his motivation to win more titles becoming lesser. As a result, Xavi has said that he wants to help Barcelona win more titles in the future, while he can also not imagine him playing for another club.
“I hope to do things right this season. To carry on being important for the team and to win titles. I am proud of the work I have done but football has no memory and you have to keep proving yourself day after day. I just want to have a good season and be useful. I have no intention of retiring from the Spanish national team. I still enjoy it as much as I did the first day,” said the midfielder after the opening day 5-1 win over Real Sociedad is.