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Xavi dreads the moment when Messi retires from Barcelona

first_imgDuring a long interview with Catalunya Radio, Xavi Hernandez spoke about the latest exchange he had with Lionel Messi and about his imminent retirement.This day that will inevitably come because we all get older as time consumes us, will also come to Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez made an analysis on how he thinks the last years of the Argentine will be at Barcelona.Every single person who has enjoyed Lionel Messi’s career with the Catalan club, dreads the day in which he will retire from football, but Xavi has faith on Leo playing at least until he is 38 at the highest level.Even after more than a decade of having him play in the Catalan club, Xavi Hernandez is watching him every weekend as a fan and still goes wild with how much he has matured as an all-around footballer.We may not notice sometimes because of how familiar we feel him every day, but Xavi who actually played with him for many years, sure has noticed the evolution in Leo Messi’s style of play and how much more he gives to the team today compared with his beginnings as a winger.Xavi just gave an interview on Catalunya Radio, where he discussed many different topics related to FC Barcelona and he couldn’t help to mention his neverending admiration towards the Argentine star.Hernandez is convinced that Messi will keep playing at the highest level for a long time. 🔊 @RTorquemada parla de futbol a @LaTdT amb Xavi Hernández: “Messi pot jugar fins els 38 anys, com a mínim”. #FCBlive #SetmanaXaviEscolta la primera part de l’entrevista: https://t.co/v4rTne8Dda pic.twitter.com/0FC88eNLAU— Catalunya Ràdio (@CatalunyaRadio) October 31, 2018“I spoke to him the other day and I told him that I could just laugh when I see what he still does on the pitch. He still does everything right,” said Xavi on Catalunya Radio.“I honestly doubt that we will ever see anything like him again in football history, a player who does so many things right.”“He does everything with a sense of logic. When he was 17 years old, Messi only dribbled very well. But now, watching him play is spectacular.”“I never lose my sense of surprise when I see him play, I lose my mind every time. He has the perfect mold of what a football player should always be.”“He is strong both coming low and going high, when you clash against him you always bounce back because of how strong he is, I swear.”“I don’t care about thinking less of other great players like Pele, Di Stefano or Maradona, but I’ve said many times that Leo is the best player ever.”“Plus, he could play for as long as he desires… what trades can he lose you ask? The physical speed maybe, but not his mental quickness.”David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“Even when he wants to defend, he is the best. It’s not even a contest,” he added.A @LaTdT, @RTorquemada parla de futbol amb Xavi Hernández. La retirada, Arthur… i Messi: “És un motlle fet per al futbol” https://t.co/ylLQCNd0Nv pic.twitter.com/uOPEKtE31d— Catalunya Ràdio (@CatalunyaRadio) October 30, 2018“It’s evident that his farewell will be very hard for the club because we are talking about a player who transcends history itself,” Xavi continued.“Right now he is the playmaker, he dominates all aspects of the game. But there are some young players coming behind him that should take a step forward like Coutinho, Arthur, Umtiti…”“But Messi monopolizes so much, that we all tend to think sometimes that we can’t live without him. But that is not the case.”“When we talk about me for instance, Ronaldinho is the one who made me a better player. All the other players in the squad today need to learn from Messi as much as they can, they can’t feel intimidated by him.”“When I had the ball, he was already making his move to the box because he knew that something was about to happen. This type of chemistry needs to start happening in the squad,” Xavi concluded.Whether we like it or not, Lionel Messi will retire from football and we will be there to pay our respects to one of the best players the world has ever seen.Maybe we won’t have him around to watch every weekend on the television, but thankfully we do have Youtube videos to always remember what an incredible talent we got the pleasure of watching and how fortunate we were of watching him grow as a professional.Messi by the way, just returned to practice this Wednesday and he looks like he will come back earlier from the radius fracture he suffered 11 days ago.👑 #Messi 👋 pic.twitter.com/rdVwhvVVmr— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 31, 2018What do you think about Xavi Hernandez’s devotion for Lionel Messi? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img

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