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Xavi: These Two Stars Will Take Over From Messi & Ronaldo

Xavi Hernandez: These Two Stars Will Take Over From Lionel Messi & Ronaldo

By Kurt Buckerfield - Feb 08, 2018 08:29 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has named two stars who he believes will succeed Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best players in the world.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the two stars Xavi named!

The Spaniard recently praised Neymar, who has been in excellent form for Paris Saint-Germain, saying the Brazilian could win the Ballon d'Or in future, and also predicted his that former teammate will be joined by Kylian Mbappe as football's next two big stars.

"I have huge respect for him (Neymar), he's a fantastic footballer," Xavi told RMC Sport.

"When Messi and Cristiano lower their level, he will be the next Golden Ball winner.

"When Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire, the debate about the best in the world will be between Neymar and Mbappe."

Read: How Does Neymar Compare To 26yo Ronaldo & Messi?

Neymar has scored 27 goals and assisted 16 strikes in 26 games this season, while his teammate Mbappe has hit the back of the net on 15 occasions and set up a further 14 goals in 30 appearances.

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


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Romeo Maps88 Joined: 15 Sep 2017
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Romeo Maps88 Feb 08, 2018 11:34 PM
ZZ2 vs Papa what what: why do u never make sense? Nothing u ever said about football is right, u always make statements that don't exist.... Xavi made his debut at 26 and iniesta assisted Messi more??? Ur head needs to be checked or perhaps u only started following soccer when u first joined SL last year.
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Feb 08, 2018 05:52 PM
They won't win no Ballon d'Or playing in France.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 12:27 PM
@Thagalekgwara kkkk but editor everyday xavi dis xavi dat
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Thagalekgwara Feb 08, 2018 12:21 PM
@ZZ2 vs papa charles..even dat world cup winning goal,Xavi got the hand on it..U rather cal it versa versa..Xavi made Iniesta nd Iniesta made Xavi...
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 11:13 AM
@Ntsika239 real ronaldo went to world at the age of 17 in 1994 but was not uzd same to xavi u wont count last 3mnts of the game but tnx for dat
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Ntsika239 Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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Ntsika239 Feb 08, 2018 10:19 AM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles u lying, Xavi made his deputy for Spain Senior team in 2000, he was 20 at the tym
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Ntsika239 Feb 08, 2018 10:17 AM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles ur comment is rather absurd ...there is no doubt tat Iniesta is a great player n has contributed heavily to Messi success but if u think he single handedly won Spain world cup, u should have ur medulla oblongata checked.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 10:15 AM
xavi&teko modise started late at national teams both were 26!
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 10:13 AM
@Thagalekgwara check who contributed to david villa's goals and who scored the winning goal after u wont argue iniesta won world by himself even most goals of messi iniesta's hand is there
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Feb 08, 2018 10:06 AM
SOON MBAPPE HAS TO DO WHAT NEYMAR DID TO MESSI, MOVE OUT OF NEYMAR'S SHADOW, MBAPPE IS TOO GOOD HE WON'T GROW UNDER NEYMAR MBAPPE CAN CHALLENGE NEYMAR IN 2-3 YEARSIF HE KEEPS RUNNIG LIKE HE DOES HE'S ONLY 18 NEYMAR WILL BE 29 BY THEN
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Faysal Feb 08, 2018 10:00 AM
At the age of 26 years the goat won 4 ballons same age that neymar is now
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nqobilemiphi@gmail.com Feb 08, 2018 09:58 AM
Spot on Legend Neymer has proven himself and mbappe as well and they both have age on their side.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 08, 2018 09:39 AM
Spot on legend
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Thagalekgwara Joined: 23 Jan 2018
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Thagalekgwara Feb 08, 2018 09:28 AM
@ZZ2 vs papa wat wat...with all due respect..U out of ur mind..
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Feb 08, 2018 09:07 AM
last wk he pryz others kingcr7 wasnt there y now?isnt iniesta who decorate his cv?i had never sien a lazy player lyk xavi

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