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19.12.2009 22:27

Xavi: “You can’t top this”


The Catalan, named third best player in the tournament, was thrilled with a win that culminates an unforgettably brilliant year.

Xavi Hernandez, the unquestionable brain in the Barça machine, considered tonight’s win was historic and believes all they have left to do now is enjoy the moment. “What we have done can only be equalled, you can’t top this”.

On the game, Xavi said that although they were behind for 89 minutes, we always knew we had a chance of changing things. I think the result was fair, because we worked so hard”.

He added that “it was the result of a lot of hard work, humility, talent and sacrifices for the team.” He added that “with so much talent it is so much easier”.

The following were some of the comments made by the other players:


“It was a difficult game”.

“Guardiola told us to stay calm and that the chances would come”.

“It was difficult. They played a great game”.

“I received a great pass and once again I was lucky enough to score a goal”.


_DSH8733.JPG“When things get desperate and you sense the game slipping away, you have to throw caution to the wind. It was all or nothing”.

“I headed the ball on in case there was somebody behind me, and Pedro made the most of it. It is always nice to provide an assist that wins a title”.

“We had the luck of champions”.

“Guardiola is very important for this team”.

“To be the best team in the world, we have to keep winning”.

“We’ll persist, we’ll keep fighting”.


“They have good players and were very well organised”.

“We had a lot of chances”.

“I was in the right place”


2009-12-16_PARTIDO_014.JPG“If you play to win, you have a better chance of winning”.

“We have made history in every way you look at it”.

“One of the reasons I came to Barça was to win titles”.

“I am so happy for the boss, for myself, and for the whole team”.

“We were patient and in the second half we showed why we are the world champions”.

“I hope we carry on winning trophies”.

Dani Alves:

“This team was born to win”.

“I am so happy to have won. The dressing room was overflowing with joy”.
Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)
Images: Miguel Ruiz (FCB)

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Commemorative shirt
At the end of the game, the players donned a shirt that commemorated this magnificent year. “Everything won, everything to be won” it said on the back, while the front simply showed six stars.

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