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Xavi Slams Mou Again

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has again slammed Jose Mourinho's style of football, saying that it does not fit a big club like Real Madrid.

The Portuguese beat Barca to the La Liga title in the 2011/12 season, but a turbulent campaign in 2012/13 saw his run at the club come to an end.

Xavi believes that Mourinho's Madrid will not be remembered as they don't compare to their great teams of the past.

"I don’t want people to think that I’m always attacking Mourinho, that’s not my intention, but obviously I don’t like the way his teams play on the pitch,” the 33-year-old revealed to Sport.

"It annoyed me to see them play like that as they had an idea and a concept before. [Zinedine] Zidane, Roberto Carlos - they were incredible.

"They dominated every area of the pitch. You had to look at the facts and just admit they were better. It was the same with the Madrid side in the 'Quinta del Buitre' era, another amazing team with a clear and sound philosophy.

"A big club can't play like Mourinho's Madrid. We don’t let the pitch dry up so it turns into a ‘potato field’, nor do we kick the other team 30,000 times or try to turn up the heat in a game. We didn’t even do that when Madrid went above us.

"We’ve won, drawn and lost, but always according to a footballing philosophy. The result is an impostor; it goes beyond winning and losing."

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