ANDRÉS INIESTA, 2009
"When Xavi is not playing, we are missing something. The team can play better or worse, but without him we are missing something. I don't know what. You can't see it, you can't touch it. But you can feel it". (El Periódico)
"Xavi is the best. He is the one we need to talk about". (AS)
Pep Guardiola, September 2008
"Xavi is a player who has the Barcelona DNA: someone who has the taste for good football, someone who is humble and someone who has loyalty to this club. From the first moment I saw him play, I knew he would become the brain behind Barcelona for many years to come. He plays very, very well... much better than I ever played even when I was at my best."
“He is an example for me and all the players coming out of the youth system and trying to get into the first team.”
Vincente Del Bosque
“He knows how to defend and build up the game very well, as well as being a good finisher. I think he is a very complete player.”