Xavi Hernández says goodbye to FC Barcelona
This midday, FC Barcelona organized a farewell event for Xavi Hernández. Many feelings and tears were seen in the moment to say goodbye to this legend of the Blaugrana club.
The first to talk was president Bartomeu. Then Iniesta did an speech that made Xavi cry and finally the protagonist talk. We could also see a video with messages from his teammates, friends and relatives, and another one with messages from fans. Messi tells him "Thank you for all your assists, crack!"
"Thanks to all the FC Barcelona members and supporters. To those who asked me to stay."
"I could have never imagined I would live this dream in FC Barcelona."
"Thanks to all the coaches I had, to all the presidents and to all the staff members."
"Finally thanks to all my teammates. I would never finish mentioning them."
"Also thanks to the Spanish National Team."
Xavi remember and give thanks to all his family one by one.
"I hope this is not a goodbye, but a see you soon."
"Before leaving, I hope to rise another trophy in Berlin."
"Any of us can't imagine starting next season without you."
"The world of soccer wants to thank you for all you brought."
"Thank you for always thinking in the group before thinking on you."
"All we know you know you will come back, because this is your club."
"I want to thank you for all you meant to me, for all the talks. It's been a privilege to be next to me."
JM Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona
"We have one challenge left: the Champions League."
"Xavi, you leave but it's a return trip."
"Your soccer leagacy will remain."
This is the tribute video with words from teammates, coaches, friends and relatives.
The full event
Here you have the full event, subbed by Barça TV (starting 1:05.30).