In an interview to one of the protagonists of the Spanish national team, Barça's midfielder, Sergio Busquets talked about the fact of playing without Xavi on the national team and what meant to him, that Puyol asked him to wear number 5 on his back. On a days that looks like Xavi's future is further from Barcelona, the player from Badia del Vallès praised him, same as he praised former Barça's captain, Carles Puyol:
"It's strange to play withoug him on the national team. Since I started either in Barça and in the national team he was always there, we get along well and he has been a model for me, of teammate and for what he has given me"
"Football talking a lot more, for me he's the best Spanish player of all time. It's strange that he's not here, but I have to get used to it"
"I got along very well with him and we talked about how he liked me to wear his number on my back. For me it was a praise that he personaly asked me this."