Xavi, that ace midfielder whose passes always connect with whoever he sends it to, remember he recently lifted the UCL. Most importantly, he just sealed a lucrative deal to join Al Sadd in faraway Qatar.
This Spaniard has won so many titles, he is legendary. Now, there are people, saying he made the move for the money. But former Barcelona captain has denied said claims.
He has insisted instead, that he wants to win more trophies in Qatar and share his knowledge of football with Qatar.
“I am very proud to be here,” he told reporters on Thursday. “I have the excitement of a kid and I want to keep on winning titles.
“I know many players who have played here. Many legends have been telling me wonders about it and I know that it’s a competitive league.
“I want to win the title here and the Asian Champions League is also an exciting goal for me.
“I also want to share my knowledge of everything I learned at Barcelona.
“I want to bring all my Barca experience: the values, sacrifice, effort and humility.
“But this is a country where I can learn about football but also about culture, which will be enriching for me and my family.”