Xavi is without a doubt a Barcelona legend, as he has played almost his entire life for the Catalonians, helping them become the team they are at the moment. Moreover, in a recent interview, he praised Barca’s Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo, which is not surprising, especially given the fact that the two were teammates for a pretty long time:
“Ronaldo is a player of his time. The problem is that there is another who has been pretty much the best player in history.
Ronaldo is extraordinary but compared to Messi, for me and for everyone who likes football, there can be no comparisons.
Messi will be number one until he wants [to stop]. He’s superior to everyone and is the best in the world, unless you are Real Madrid.”
However, after hearing about Xavi’s statement, the Portuguese superstar seemed pretty insulted and didn’t hold back one bit during an interview he gave after Real Madrid’s game against Osasuna.
“Xavi is playing in Qatar or I don’t know. Anyone who wants a front page talks about me. He has won it all, but never Ballon d’Or.”
The comment undoubtedly is a bit harsh, especially given the fact that Xavi has been a teammate with Messi and it’s nothing extraordinary that he favors the Argentine playmaker.