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Xavi: "I'm performing a role of veteran captain and when I play I enjoy a lot"

If he plays against Eibar, it will be his 750th match for Barça

Xavi: "I'm performing a role of veteran captain and when I play I enjoy a lot"
Xavi: "I'm performing a role of veteran captain and when I play I enjoy a lot"

If he plays against Eibar, it will be his 750th match for Barça

This season, Xavi Hernández is having a secondary role on the fields, but he is the first captain and has a relevant role in the squad. Now he is about to play his 750th match for Barça and the website of the club interviewed him. Here you have the video of the interview and the most highlighted statements:

Not leaving Barça

"I'm really happy of not having left Barça and keep playing and feeling useful."

"I'm performing a role of veteran captain and when I play I enjoy a lot."

Playing as midfielder

"When I was 12 or 13, I used to play as defensive midfielder, where Busquets is playing now, but Rijkaard placed me as central midfielder, because he said I was more talented for the last passing."

"I first couldn't imagine myself playing in that position but I adapted and I have been trying to do my best."

Legendary period

"Our generation lived the best years of Barça's history".

Future coaches

"Most of current Barça players will be coaches for sure. Every time we learn more tactical aspects not tackled in the past."

Barça's DNA

"The style and Barça's DNA can't be lost, as this has been showed over the last years. We can't lose the aim of winning every title."

Memories

"When I was 18-20 years old I was just a kid and I've been lucky to be in the best club in the world for 17 seasons plus the ones in the Academy... almost 25 years here. I'm really proud."

"Over the last 10 years I have enjoyed my job like a kid, apart from the 4 seasons we didn't win anything."

"What would I erase from the past? My knee injury. But anyway I think this is something that makes you stronger."