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Post by jibers Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:59 pm

Barcelona hero Johan Cruyff claims Xavi Hernandez is the best player in the world, ahead of his star team-mate Lionel Messi.


Argentina international Messi is regarded by many to be the finest footballer of his generation.

Despite acknowledging Messi's brilliance, Cruyff feels the play-making ability of Xavi puts him marginally ahead of the triple Ballon d'Or winner.

"The best player in the world does not exist because there are many different positions," Cruyff told ESPN.

"There are spectacular players like Messi. But if you see a guy like Xavi, who controls the ball and manages the pace of the game, he is also a great player, but totally different from Messi."

"It is very hard to tell who is the best. (In my eyes) the most spectacular is Messi, but the best is Xavi."

http://www.sportal.com.au/news-display/cruyff-xavi-better-than-messi-164148



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Post by Swanhends Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:01 am

I clicked to find out more but I was deceived.

I demand -25% for deception hmm
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Post by jibers Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:01 am

BhritanniaBhlue wrote:I clicked to find out more but I was deceived.

I demand -25% for deception hmm

LOL what did you expect?
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Post by Swanhends Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:02 am

jibers wrote:
BhritanniaBhlue wrote:I clicked to find out more but I was deceived.

I demand -25% for deception hmm

LOL what did you expect?

Jibers wrote:Barcelona hero Johan Cruyff claims Xavi Hernandez is the best player in the world, ahead of his star team-mate Lionel Messi.
Click here to find out more!

:coffee:
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Post by jibers Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:06 am

BhritanniaBhlue wrote:
jibers wrote:
BhritanniaBhlue wrote:I clicked to find out more but I was deceived.

I demand -25% for deception hmm

LOL what did you expect?

Jibers wrote:Barcelona hero Johan Cruyff claims Xavi Hernandez is the best player in the world, ahead of his star team-mate Lionel Messi.
Click here to find out more!

:coffee:


lol I dodnt see that...

self deception righ there... :vagi:
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Post by LeVersacci Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:07 am

Jibers mod Shocked

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Post by jibers Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:17 am

"Many think change my words and I say that Xavi is better than Messi", says the current coach of Catalonia, "but it has nothing to do are two different players. Messi is a show and all that, but Barcelona has so many hits and plays so well because Xavi let it run the team. "

Asked if Xavi is one of the most irreplaceable players in the template for their talent and their specific weight, acknowledged that "their goodbye is one of the great problems of Barça. He has 32 years experience, are details that are not easy.
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Post by Rebaño Sagrado Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:20 am

Xavimania :bow:
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Post by ronalessi Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:26 am

Jibers, we are on the same page. :dance:
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Post by lenear1030 Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:59 am

Messi: I looked into Cruyff's eyes, and I knew that he had ill intentions.

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Post by BarrileteCosmico Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:05 am

This is an old quote, I believe he said this a month ago. Cruyff is football's smartest mind so he very well might be correct. The claims in the other Xavi thread that he's easily replaceable for Spain are completely ludicrous.

ETA: Jibers is a mod now? Lol, let's see how long it'll take him to ban Josh Laughing
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Post by andiii Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:13 am

honest question; why is cruyff such a dickhead?
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Post by Swanhends Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:14 am

lenear1030 wrote:Messi: I looked into Cruyff's eyes, and I knew that he had ill intentions.

:vagi:

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Post by BarrileteCosmico Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:23 am

andiii wrote:honest question; why is cruyff such a dickhead?
Because he believes he is football's most brilliant mind. Consequently he does not care what anyone else thinks of him. Also, what former GOAT is not cocky? Di Stefano, Beckenbauer, Pele and Maradona are all "dickheads".

Anyways, I find that most people only listen to fragments of what Cruyff has to say. Back when he ran a weekly column for the Periodico de Catalunya he would give ample justification for his statements and the media would only pick up on the lines that were the most controversial, I vbelieve this has given him a bad reputation. I suggest people listen when he speaks, because he is usually quite spot on.
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Post by DuringTheWar Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:05 am

I can see why cruyff would go for the tactically smart player. But still, messi has far more match winning (and technical) qualities, that makes him not just more "spectacular", but better as well. Im guessing cruyff is just trying to sound cool and different to everyone else.
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