Xavi predicts Champions League favourites


first_imgBarcelona legend Xavi Hernandez is expecting four different teams to be capable of challenging for the Champions League this season and will support Andres Iniesta in whatever decision he takesThe Al-Sadd midfielder believes that there are four favourites in this season’s Champions League in the form of his former club Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid.Xavi is confident that Barcelona have the talent at their disposal to make it to the final of the competition, but admits anything can happen in football.The Spaniard told Goal at a ceremony where he was resigning as an Ambassador for Generation Amazing, 2022 FIFA World Cup’s social responsibility programme: “I think we have four favourites. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.“The rest of the teams are a step down. But we will see. With the Champions League we never know what will happen.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.In regards to the upcoming World Cup, Xavi believes that Argentina with his former teammate Lionel Messi cannot be ruled out. But he is hopeful that Spain can win.“Argentina, with Messi, are one of the favourites to win the World Cup. Germany, Brazil with Neymar, Spain – I hope that they can win it. But there are many, many favourites to win this competition.”Xavi also discussed his former club and international teammate Andres Iniesta’s prospective move to China.“Whatever he [Iniesta] decides I will be happy for him, he deserves the best. He’s one of my best friends in world football and he deserves the best. Whatever he decides will be good.” said the former Spain international.last_img