Barcelona legend Xavi has expressed that the manner in which Madrid treated fellow legend, Iker Casillas has left a sad and angry taste in his mouth.
I get where this is coming from, Xavi was showered for his exit speech, but Casillas was left alone and in tears for his speech.
Xavi, who praised his long-term friend in an article in La Vanguardia this week, says that the handling of the situation made him “sad and angry”, insisting he deserved more respect from the club.
“It leaves a bad taste in my mouth,” the former Barca player, who now plays for Al-Sadd, told RAC1. “I wrote a letter stating my opinion. He didn’t deserve such a tepid send-off; he deserved more.
“They held a tribute for him but he looked sad. It makes me feel sad and angry that his farewell was like that. Maybe last year the same would’ve happened to me.
“I left in the best way possible but Madrid didn’t lift any trophies. Nevertheless, he deserved more.”