Saturday, July 10, 2010
Xavi on playing in possession
No player in the world has dominated when in possession of the ball in the midfield like Xavi.
In six games at this World Cup, Xavi has passed the ball 570 times – a tournament high -- and has completed 81 percent of those passes. Some of his passes are first-touch deliveries. But he often spins away from or dodges opponents when the pressure’s on, and uses every part of his foot to strike accurately.
Xavi, on his thought process when he and his team are in possession-
“I’m always thinking about how we can play, which teammate is open, and if I should play a ball to his feet or send it into his path.”
Posted by Mike Jacobs at 8:27 AM