Xavi: Lionel Messi would unquestionably participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Xavi believes Lionel Messi would most certainly participate in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Little Magician – Messi is due to turn 35 by the time the next world spectacle takes place in Qatar.

The Argentine turned 33 this year, however Messi ‘s figures appear to be impressive. Messi the Pichichi trophy toping the goalscoring for La Liga and assisting charts with 25 and 21 respectively this year.

Xavi about Lionel Messi ’s participation for the 2022 World Cup:

Xavi, who starred in Barca’s first team alongside Messi from 2004 until his exit from Camp Nou in 2015, is now managing Qatari side Al Sadd.

“I see Leo playing until he wants to. On a physical level, he is fast, strong, he is a competitive beast, physically an animal.” – Xavi told Marca.

“I have no doubt that he will play in Qatar 2022.”

The arch-rivals Real Madrid guaranteed the La Liga title. The Catalans had adversity in battling to dazzle under Setien and finished second in La Liga.

Xavi is preparing himself for the opportunity to take over at Barca whenever the correct open door introduces itself.

“I do not hide, and I have always said, that my main goal, when it occurs, is Barca. It is my home and it would be a dream

“But now I am focused on Al Sadd, looking forward to the new season. When Barca has to come, in the short or long term, it will come. Above all, Quique Setien must be respected and I wish the team all the best.

“Sometimes Barca plays very well, others well, and others not so well. But I like the idea of Setien, now and with his previous teams – dominate and make an attractive game. 

“Sometimes it is not possible, it is true, but the rival makes it difficult for you. We have seen very nice and very good games of Barca with Setien. Definitely.” – Xavi added.

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