Xavi Reveals What Happens When Messi Doesn’t Get The Ball
Former Barcelona midfielder, Xavi Hernandez has revealed that his former teammate Lionel Messi, gets pissed off if he is not given the ball. Xavi also believes Argentina can win the 2018 World Cup but they must not leave his former club colleague without the ball.
xavi and Messi played alongside each other in Barcelona, winning seven La Liga titles together, until the Spain international Xavi left for Qatari club Al Sadd in 2015. Messi has not been very happy on international duty, as he has failed to score from open play in 2017.
Xavi said, “Barcelona and the Argentine national team cannot afford to allow 10 minutes to pass in a game without Leo Messi touching the ball. Messi has to be involved in the game. He has to be where things are happening, where the ball is.”
“In addition, he’s going to get pissed off. If he doesn’t touch the ball for five minutes, you have to bring him to where the ball is. He has to participate in the play.”
“I think Argentina are capable of winning the World Cup next year. It’s true they’re in a difficult situation in South American qualifying, but we can all agree that if they qualify for the World Cup they will be one of the favourites.”