Thursday, 11 January 2018

Ex- Barca Star Xavi: Real Madrid Don't Want To Play Football

Former Barcelona star Xavi says that at Barcelona, they want to play beautiful football, while at Real Madrid it's more about the result.
"Barcelona is the final exam for a player," Xavi – who now plays for Al Sadd in Qatar – told El Pais.

"It is the most difficult club and the most demanding in the world. Madrid do not play so beautifully. At the Bernabeu, if a defender hoofs the ball into the stand it is fine. 

"That is the culture. The fans applaud.
"At the Camp Nou you knock the ball into the stand and the grumbles are so loud it is negative. Since [Johan] Cruyff's time."

Xavi added: "Mourinho's Madrid hit the ball direct over the top.

" Mourinho told his players never to stop the ball, to play quickly and then [Angel] Di Maria, Cristiano [Ronaldo] or [Karim] Benzema would break. Now they do it with [Gareth] Bale. They don't want to play football."

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