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Xavi: "I have doubts about becoming coach"

"My feeling is that I'm still a player"

Xavi: "I have doubts about becoming coach"
Xavi: "I have doubts about becoming coach"

"My feeling is that I'm still a player"

Xavi Hernández was interviewed by Jorge Valdano in Doha, where he is currently playing for Al-Sadd and studying to become coach. The former Barça player talked about the past, the present and the future:

Situation

  • "I'm happy. I think it was 100% right to come here."

Style

  • "I don't enjoy watching teams closing back in defense."
  • "We won the World Cup winning 0-1, 1-0, 0-1... but we did it playing good soccer."

Cruyff

  • "Cruyff is the father of everything, the patriarch of this philosophy, Barça's DNA."

Messi

  • "Messi is a good guy. He is honest, he never tells lies, he is professional... and he can't stand losing!"
  • "Messi is crazy for the ball. When he is not playing, he is sad."
  • "Cristiano and Messi are physically perfect, but in associating, when passing the ball... Messi is better than him."

Ambition

  • "I have always wanted to play... I even quarreled with Guardiola! Sometimes he asked me to rest and I wanted to play."

Future

  • "I have doubts about becoming coach. My feeling is that I'm still a player."

Social nets

  • "Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope... this is not soccer."