Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez has admitted that he would like to see out his footballing days at the Catalan giants but recognises that it may not be possible. Xavi said in an interview: “It’s not easy to get to end your career here. I don’t know if I’ll stop while with Barcelona. I’d like to but I don’t know what will happen”.
A couple of days before the midfielder’s 34th birthday, Xavi Hernandez says he feels good physically and even better than in the past two seasons, although he has had a few nagging problems brought on by a heavy match load recently.
Talking to ‘Panenka‘ magazine, he said: “I didn’t want to even miss one and I’m paying for it. Now I see that I have to pace myself a bit better. There’s a tendency here in Spain to make too much of a player being over 30. And honestly, right now I feel the best I have ever felt in my career. I’m more mature, physically better and have learnt a lot”.
Xavi, who is under contract until 2016, is a strong advocate of Barcelona’s style of football, and admits that he almost hates losing a ball more than missing a goal. The Barca midfielder feels he was made to play in a certain way at the club that suits him both physically and technically.
Xavi Hernandez concluded: “At the end of the day, I’m happy playing for Barca because of its philosophy. Maybe I would have been happy playing for another club, I don’t know, but Barcelona has always been my number one choice”.