REAL MADRID

Xavi: "Madrid is a huge club; they never stop believing"

The ex-Barça midfielder spoke to COPE radio's 'El Partidazo' programme after his participation in the Catalunya-Tunisia game: "Madrid always make life difficult for Barça".

Xavi: "Madrid is a huge club; they never stop believing"
Robin Townsend EFE

Athletic Bilbao - Barcelona

The former Barcelona midfielder, Xavi Hernández, spoke to COPE radio's 'El Partidazo' programme following his participation in the Catalunya-Tunisia friendly, which finished 3-3.

The pressures of coaching Barça

"Barça is the biggest club in the world with a lot of pressure and that takes its toll". 

The 2010 Ballon d'Or 

"Messi deserved the 2010 Ballon d'Or; for me he's the best in the world. I never thought I'd be on the podium. Leo is the best player on the planet and the best ever".

Real Madrid 

"Madrid always push in the final stages. They never stop believing, and historically they're winners and will continue to win because they're a huge club. They'll always make life difficult for Barcelona and they've got a great team. Madrid are up to competing for every trophy".

Catalunya trainer 

"You never know. It's early days, but it's one idea - coming home and coaching in Barcelona, in Cataunya. It's my home".