Xavi: “I’m 34 and I haven’t got too much time left to play”

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FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernández recognises that there’s not too much of a future left as a professional footballer and is therefore trying to enjoy every possible moment of his final playing days at the Nou Camp.

The player was speaking to Catalan TV station TV3: “I haven’t got long left to play. I’m 34 now and in January I’ll be 35. I want to enjoy this stage of my career and get the most out of it, everybody says it’s the best time”.

Furthermore, Xavi revealed that when the time finally comes to hang up his boots, he would like to become a football coach. “Afterwards, I’d like to become a coach and learn English”, he affirmed.

He continued: “I don’t know what the future holds for me but I would like to be tied to football, and of course, Barcelona”.

Xavi spoke about last summer and how he seriously thought about leaving the Catalan giants. “We thought that maybe it was the right time to leave the club but in the end, feelings get the better of you”.

“The key to all this was the Sporting Director and his board,” explained Xavi.

It’s obvious that Xavi loves the club and many fans would be happy to see him attached to the Nou Camp in some form or another. A player has a lot to think about when he hits 34 years of age and if they can continue in football as a manager, it’s a great way to continue what they love, albeit in another form.

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