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If You Can’t Connect With Messi On The Field, Football Is Not For You – Barcelona Midfielder, Xavi

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Barcelona midfielder, Xavi Hernandez, has on Monday, January 19, 2015 maintained that no footballer has the right to be in the pitch if he cannot understand and find a way to link up with the exceptional style of Lionel Messi.

Messi, who has been linked with unverified decision to move from Barcelona put an end to the speculation of transfer as he dazzled on Saturday, January 17, 2015 gainst Deportivo La Coruna, scoring a sublime hat-trick in a 4-0 victory.

Xavi’s fellow team-mate and midfielder, Ivan Rakitic teamed up superbly with Messi during the clash at the Riazor and, when asked about the task of linking up with Messi in crucial games, Xavi claims it is easy to do so for a good footballer.

Lionel Messi And Xavi Hernandez
Lionel Messi And Xavi Hernandez (Photo Credit: Goal.com)

“If you can’t link up well with Messi, football is not for you,” He told Marca.

Xavi also discussed the impact of the late Luis Aragones as one of the most important model in his football career, stating that Spain’s tiki-taka style at Euro 2008 wad borne out of the former Roja coach’s style.

“I’ve learned from all of all the coaches, but it’s true that Luis Aragones left a huge mark on me personally,” Xavi stated.

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