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Xavi: "Iniesta is the captain, and youngsters like Busquets, Messi and Piqué must take control"

"I really enjoyed playing with Iniesta, Busquets and Leo. I would include them in my best-XI ever"

Xavi: "Iniesta is the captain, and youngsters like Busquets, Messi and Piqué must take control"
Xavi: "Iniesta is the captain, and youngsters like Busquets, Messi and Piqué must take control"

"I really enjoyed playing with Iniesta, Busquets and Leo. I would include them in my best-XI ever"

Xavi Iniesta Periodico

The newspaper El Periódico gathered Andrés Iniesta and Xavi Hernández, the two most successful midfielders in Barcelona. They had a conversation and here you have the best statements:

Xavi

Good moment to leave

"Last season was bad and now we are happy like in 2008-09. People is happy. We can get the treble. I leave in the best moment."

"This team has a lot to do."

New leaders

"You, Andrés, like the rest of the team are still growing. This Barcelona is amazing. You are the captain, and youngsters like Busquets, Leo and Piqué must take control. They are the leaders in a natural way, but now they have to do another step forward."

Making history

"Maybe we are the guys to have touched more balls in the last 10 years. Not only in Barcelona, but worldwide."

The players he got on better

"I really enjoyed playing with Iniesta, Busquets and Messi. I would include them in my best-XI ever. No doubts. The players I enjoyed the most working with."

His last mission

"Andrés, we have a final mission. My last mission. But for you it won't be the last. It would be the second treble. No one has it, Andrés. It would be amazing. We have to go for it, because it might not happen again. In 2009 we said it wouldn't happen again and now we have a new chance."

Iniesta

Working without Xavi

"After so many time together, it won't be easy to work without you, going to the training center and you not being there."

A unique era

"It's crazy. There is no other word to describe it, Xavi. What has been achieved is so difficult. It is spectacular."

Champions League final

"We are not going to Berlin to pick the cup, we are going to play a final against Juventus, a team that also won two titles. It will be very, very difficult. We saw it in the semifinal against Real Madrid."