It is fair to assume that Barcelona legend Xavi is a good judge of a player’s quality. The former Spain international played with some of the greatest there has ever been, from Lionel Messi, to Andres Iniesta, to Thierry Henry. He believes that Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is one of the best attacking players in the world, as reported the Express.
Sanchez has already found the back of the net 12 times in the Premier League so far this campaign, but as per the Express, Xavi is not surprised by his electric form: “The level Sanchez is playing at now is not a shock to me at all, he is one of the top forwards in Europe and now everybody is seeing it.”
Xavi and Sanchez played together during an extremely successful period for Barcelona. Together they lifted a La Liga title, the Copa del Rey, the Supercopa de España twice, the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Xavi claimed that the time he spent playing alongside the Chilean gave him a closer look at his extraordinary ability: “anybody who has played with him will know of his qualities and not be at all surprised he is now being considered one of the best attacking players in the world.”
Who is going to argue with a man who has won a World Cup and four Champions Leagues?