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Xavi Reveals What 'P***es' Messi Off

Xavi Hernandez Reveals What 'P***es' Lionel Messi Off

By David Kappel - Oct 06, 2017 06:00 PM @kappilinho

Former FC Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez has revealed what "p***es" Blaugrana superstar Lionel Messi off during games.

Read: Which Teams Have Already Qualified For 2018 World Cup?

The 37-year-old, who now plies his trade for Qatari club Al Sadd, has insisted his former teammate needs to be involved in games for club and country otherwise he gets upset.

"Barcelona and the Argentine national team cannot afford to allow 10 minutes to pass in a game without Leo Messi touching the ball," Xavi told Sport.

"Messi has to be involved in the game. He has to be where things are happening, where the ball is.

"In addition, he's going to get pissed off. If he doesn't touch the ball for five minutes, you have to bring him to where the ball is. He has to participate in the play." 

Argentina are struggling in the current 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification, dropping out of the qualifying spots in the South American group following their 0-0 stalemate with Peru.

However, Xavi believes the Albiceleste will be among the favourites in Russia if they manage to qualify for the showpiece next year.

"I think Argentina are capable of winning the World Cup next year," he added.

"It's true they're in a difficult situation in South American qualifying, but we can all agree that if they qualify for the World Cup, they will be one of the favourites. Because of the players they have and because I think they've got it right with the new manager.

"Everyone in Spain rates (Jorge) Sampaoli."

Argentina sit in sixth place, level on 25 points with Peru, who have a similar goal difference (+1) but have scored more. Colombia and Chile sit in fourth and third spot, respectively, with just one point more.

Read: The Top 10 Goalscorers In Europe Update

With the top four South American sides qualifying directly for the World Cup and the fifth-placed team entering an intercontinental playoff against Oceanian representative New Zealand, Messi's nation still have everything to play for in their final qualifier against Ecuador, who are eighth, on Wednesday.

Do you think Argentina will still qualify for Russia? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Iviweluwalala Oct 11, 2017 08:22 AM
@☆barca_4sky☆ rush your words make me scared man
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Iviweluwalala Oct 11, 2017 08:21 AM
@☆barca_4sky☆ rush your words make me scared man
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MR E Oct 10, 2017 12:15 PM
Argentina will qualify
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☆barca_4sky☆ Oct 07, 2017 10:32 AM
The most talented Argentina squad is struggling how bizarre. How come a coach can't find a way to play Messi n Dyabala together? If I can't play them together why dd he gave Dyabala a call up in the first place?..if Argentina fails to go to Russia then I'm afraid Messi legacy will be tarnished forever in international football, he will be labelled as the best player in the world who failed the nation. a new experience to the Argentines..but hopefully they can scrap pass to Russia. The world cup needs great player's competing against each other.
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alizebucs1986 Oct 07, 2017 10:27 AM
Then Bring him Iniesta and Rakitic to Argentina and lets See if he will be able to Score against Bolivia and Peru,if u are a Goat u are a Goat u will only need the best of the best around u to Shine
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Sbulabops01 Oct 07, 2017 09:52 AM
Lol
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Papzolo Oct 07, 2017 09:18 AM
Messi makes the team gel together
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Faysal Oct 07, 2017 09:15 AM
Messi is ball player he enjoys terorising other teams player give him the ball let him do his things
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malesetati Oct 07, 2017 09:04 AM
THIS GUY IS MXM HE KNOWS NOTHING HE NEED BARCELONA PLAYER TO HELP HIM IN THE NATIONAL TEAM
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Makarina Oct 07, 2017 08:05 AM
No wonder Argentina are doing poorly thus far; his teammates are always under pressure to pass him the ball even if there's another player in a better position to score or even create the goal. This pressure causes his teammates to pass him the ball all the time even when it is not necessary. The team falls apart because they are all about this one man thus becoming a one man team. Extreme selfishness and childhood. We are eleven so let us all share the ball, I mean, we are all footballers right? We all can play ball that is why we are a team.
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Bob Dawana Oct 07, 2017 06:07 AM
Messi the Megical profession. He always do things possible when people say he's struggling, same applies in Barca, people said he's struggling without Ney. Look now what he's doing for his club. .. I do believe Argentina is going to the final of FIFA2018 Russia World Cup. With Messi everyone believes but many pretend.
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frankisto Oct 06, 2017 11:45 PM
I will watch with my sun glasses neh ntwana kikiki
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Dumisani@in.com Oct 06, 2017 11:26 PM
Dis Messi thing is jst destroying my Argentina.... where on earth shuld all de players play 4 one player. Dat is de reason Neyma, Zlatan, Vila, Dinho left barcow, he is de gud player but de most selfish player I know. Pple ar blinded by his shake shy personality but der is something wrong abt him, Dybala is de latest to dispute to play 4Messi. Let us wait and see if he will go to de world cup.
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old dog Oct 06, 2017 11:25 PM
Xavi stop talking nonsense, if they're struggling to win in those group stages what makes you think they're good enough to win the world cup? You 1st qualify for the world cup then we can talk about whether you can win it or not. You're always praising your friend messi even when hes failing, ungazosdina la. Talk about Brazil, Germany, England n other countries that have booked their places already than those boring messi stories of yours. Each time you open your mouth messi's name has to come out mxm suka
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Myaka weliPhefeni Oct 06, 2017 10:37 PM
Only small thing they need to sot out so they cn win world cup bt the problem they expect to much frm Messi
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S@ Velley thabane Oct 06, 2017 08:23 PM
@yep dll qualify
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Oct 06, 2017 07:45 PM
@thabani76 ...we don't care about overseas problems cow ....or you want your chips to go to overseas then you gonna see that we don't care ?..
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Oct 06, 2017 07:43 PM
Your heading is profanity detected wena edish..your swine
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Buccaneer 4 lyf Oct 06, 2017 07:43 PM
Drunkan master
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@Keoratile Oct 06, 2017 07:41 PM
Argentina will qualify for sure

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