Some Stats to back this up, not that I need to to:
– Xavi completed 599 passes at the World Cup, the most ever by a player in the tournament.
– By the end of last season, Xavi had completed over 400 more passes than any other player in Spain and over 400 more than any player from any other club in the Champions League.
– In the game against Arsenal he completed more passes than their entire midfield put together.
– In the last 12 months, a player has completed 100 or more passes just 24 times in the whole of Europe. On 12 of those occasions that player was Xavi.
Messi and Villa may score the goals for club and country but this man makes it possible. Pivotal to Spain’s success in 2008 and 2010 and Barcelona’s continued success.
Quite simply the best midfielder in the world bar none.