CHELSEA manager
Jose Mourinho believes
Barcelona star Xavi deserves
to have won the Ballon
d’Or and is frustrated that
it seems he will never be
given the award.
Many players and pundits
felt either Xavi or Andres
Iniesta should have won the
accolade back in 2010 after
Spain won the World Cup,
but instead it went to Lionel
Messi, who has now won it
four times in his career.
Xavi has revealed he will be
leaving Barca at the end of the
season to join Qatari side Al
Sadd, and Mourinho believes
that, after everything the
midfielder has achieved in his
career, it is the one remaining
award he deserves.
“Xavi is one of the world’s
best players over the past
decade and he deserves to
win what he will never have
– a Ballon d’Or success”,
the Portuguese coach told
The 35-year-old’s final game
with the Blaugrana will be
the Champions League final
against Juventus on June 6 and Mourinho feels no teams
deserve to be there more
than the Spanish and Italian
“Barcelona and Juventus
both deserve to be in Berlin,”
he said.
“They had good seasons
and proved to be far superior
to the teams they faced in the

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