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