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Xavi: Barca Starlet Can Do Things Zidane & Pele Did!

Xavi Hernandez: FC Barcelona Starlet Can Do Things Zinedine Zidane & Pele Did!

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 18, 2018 09:30 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez believes one of his former club's promising talents does the same things on the ball that the likes of Zinedine Zidane and Pele did.

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The Spaniard is excited to see what the future holds for France and Barca winger Ousmane Dembele, who joined the Blaugrana from Borussia Dortmund at the beginning of the past season.

Xavi feels Dembele can do similar things to what some of the game's greatest players did, and insisted his willingness to improve will benefit him heavily.

"He came to the club with a lot of pressure, when he needed time to mature," Xavi told Journal Du Dimanche.

"Barca are a very demanding challenge for a young player. His humility and desire to work hard play in his favour.

"He does the same things as (Alfredo) Di Stefano, Pele, (Johan) Cruyff, (Diego) Maradona or Zidane at a time when the game doesn't give you as much time to think as before."

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The 21-year-old, who scored four goals and assisted a further nine strikes in 24 games in his debut campaign for Barca, is currently representing France at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Do you agree with Xavi's opinion on Dembele? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
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Faysal Jun 19, 2018 07:55 AM
@kurt buckerfeild Why Zidane and Pele while xavi started with Stefano and than Zidane was last
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Soni_JX Joined: 19 Apr 2017
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Soni_JX Jun 18, 2018 02:09 PM
Do us a favour, ask him.......at 21 yrs and being in Russia as we speak......what is he waiting for. Pele turned the lights on at age 17.......or is he still waitibg for his 30 year old "god" to try again?
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 18, 2018 11:31 AM
Kill Madrid boy
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 18, 2018 11:30 AM
Barca knows how to nurture young talent
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jun 18, 2018 10:30 AM
Considering that most of the games he played were not even full games i have to say stats are looking good,

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