The former FC Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez have opened up on the choice to give Cristiano Ronaldo the Ballon d’Or award. However, the midfielder have condemned the the criteria for choosing the Ballon d’Or winner which is the best player and not the player with the most trophies.
The Tuesday night Champions League game is not just a victory for the club but also has other attached records to it. The 4–0 victory against Borussia Monchengladbach recorded the first Champions League hat-trick for Arda Turan, it also records Mascherano’s 300th official game for Barca. Now it sets another Champions League record for FC Barcelona.
In the recent controversial comment of Cristiano Ronaldo where he belittled Xavi for not having won a Ballon d’Or trophy. Samuel Eto’o is now the most recent person to comment on the controversy. In a recent interview, Eto’o gave his support for his former Blaugrana teammate and demanded respect for a great professional career both at club and country side Xavi Hernandez have had.
In an interview with Sport, Xavi Hernandez was in no confusion or skepticism when he talked about the perfect replacement and successor for Lionel Messi when he quits football in FC Barcelona. “For me, there’s no successor to Messi and there is no way there can be one. Certainly, there will be very good players but not as good as Messi or his rank.”