10 January 2012

[Ex-player] Larsson would give him the Ballon d'Or to Xavi

Henrik Larsson would have clear its vote if he/she could choose the Ballon d'Or. Their candidate would be Xavi Hernández.

The Swedish forward admitted in statements to the COM Ràdio program 'Mas Esports', his desire to win than the galarón Tarrassa as the best footballer in the world in 2011.

"I would like Xavi won the Ballon d'Or because it is very important for the Barca game. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are fantastic players. But Xavi has long done a great job, and is very important in the collective game," he said.

Larsson knows the actual game '6' Barca, as played by him from 2004 until 2006. And, indeed, was one of the biggest beneficiaries of his passes and assists.

The Swede also praised Pep Guardiola, who said that "it is the best coach and the reference to follow."

"Guardiola has much to do in this club, only good players do not win many titles over the years. The secret is in the MIX of players and coaches," he said.

In addition, Larsson sent a message of thanks to Barca's fans: "I am eternally grateful to the public. My farewell ovation was incredible, outstanding, great memories," he said. (via SPORT)