Former Barcelona captain, Xavi hwe defended Lionel Messi and insists he is not a cheat.
The Argentine was accused of play acting, after Felipe Luis was sent off in January for a tackle on him.
However, Xavi insists Messi is of exemplary behaviour and will not cheat.
“Messi is a good person,” Xavi told beIN SPORTS. “He is always nice, he is honest and he does not cheat.
“He has never disrespected anyone on the pitch. His behaviour is exemplary.
“He is a humble guy, who is very professional and hates to lose.
“He is the best player in the world in all aspects. I told him to get more involved and he now does it naturally.
“He is addicted to the ball. He is sad when he cannot play.”