Nou Camp favourite ready to guide Spain to World Cup glory?
There are few footballers in the game with as much control of the ball as 30 year old Barcelona midfielder Xavi. The Spanish international is a master of holding on to possession whilst under extreme pressure. Never rushed, always assured Vicente Del Bosque will always place impish battler in the centre of his line up and work the ball around his presence.
Having now completed his 12th season in the Nou Camp first team Xavi still seems as fresh and enthusiastic as ever. Always ready to release the ball at the opportune moment and able to slow and speed up play as and when needed.
After being a crucial fulcrum of the Spain side that lifted the European Championship two summers ago expect more of the same from a true legend of the game.