Could Lionel Messi forge a successful career in the Premier League…
Barcelona playmaker Xavi believes his superstar team-mate Lionel Messi would be an even bigger hit in the Premier League than he has been in La Liga – according to reports in the Daily Mail.
Messi has been with the Catalans for his entire career. and the 27-year-old has established himself as one of the world’s best players, inspiring his club to multiple honours both domestically and in Europe.
But Xavi believes that Messi would be even better in the Premier League than he has been in La Liga as it isn’t as defensive, and insisted that the Argentine would cause havoc in English defences.
“I think he’d be even better in the Premier League because it is not so defensive,” said Xavi, who has won an incredible seven La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns during his time at the club.
“When defending against Barcelona, they [English clubs] play on a 1 v 1 basis, defending with passion, and a lot of energy. But Leo would find more spaces than in La Liga.”
Despite these claims from Xavi, it looks unlikely Messi will ever make the move to the Premier League, with the latter insisting on numerous occasions that he is happy to remain at Barcelona for the remainder of his career.
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