Xavi admits he stayed an extra
season with Barcelona because
of his Mum.
Xavi was presented as Al
Sadd’s big name signing
yesterday – and could’ve joined
a year ago if not for Mum’s
intervention. The veteran left
Barca as a Treble winner.
“My mother and my friends
insisted that I stay for another
year at Barça.
“But there were two
disappointments last year and I
thought about a change of scene.
But luckily I was able to stay
at Barça to experience what we
have experienced this year with
the treble and a dream goodbye.
I’m glad I decided to stay for one
more year.”

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