Soccer - Xavi Quotes

In football, the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There's something greater than the result, more lasting - a legacy.

- Xavi
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I think Barcelona and the Spanish national team have been good for soccer because there are a lot of teams that come up playing from the back: with the goalie, the defense, moving up a defender to midfield, playing attacking soccer. I think fans want to see that. They want to see beautiful soccer, a spectacle, and Barcelona does that.

- Xavi
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I spend the entire 90 minutes looking for space on the pitch. I'm always between the opposition's two holding midfielders and thinking, ‘The defence is here, so I get the ball and I go there to where the space is'.

- Xavi
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You pressure, you want possession, you want to attack. Some teams can't or don't pass the ball. What are you playing for? What's the point? That's not football. Combine, pass, play. That's football – for me, at least.

- Xavi
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Ibiza is a popular vacation place for a lot of the players in Spain. If you go in the summer, there are some of the world's most famous movie and music stars, so nobody cares about soccer players.

- Xavi
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There are two types of football – there's physical football and football talent.

- Xavi
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