Xavi: The perfect player must have Ronaldo’s strength

Ronaldo and Xavi in El Clasico

The former Barcelona midfielder Xavi elected the strength of Cristiano Ronaldo when asked to create his Ultimate Player.

Well, that’s a first. Usually the ex-Spanish international fancies a top spot on the Ronaldo haters spectrum. The player who now plies his service with Qatari club Al-Sadd has been critical of the Portuguese international since his move away from La Liga.

Most of the player’s name appearing in headlines in recent times is due to him occasionally throwing shade at Cristiano Ronaldo. Yet, Xavi’s provocations have hardly attracted the response he desires from the Real Madrid forward who usually rubbishes the insinuations.

Apparently, the ex-Barca star had been admiring a peculiar footballing attribute of the iconic number 7’s  from afar and he made this revelation in an interview with CNN.

“Strength? Maybe Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Atletico
Yeah, thats right!

“He’s a very physical player.

“He’s an example of it,” Xavi declared as he continued with the construction of his ultimate player.

Other players such as former teammates Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano as well as David Beckham and Gerard Pique were named in the first touch, technique and vision, personality, fashion sense and hairstyle categories respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s club teammate Gareth Bale was named alongside Eden Hazard, Lionel Messi and Pedro in the acceleration assemblage.

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.


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