- 7: 00, 9 Apr 2022
- Up to this point: 7: 02, 9 Apr 2022
BARCELONA memoir Xavi left Liverpool off an inventory of Premier League giants he would secure to control, preferring rivals such as Manchester United as an different.
And the Spanish World Cup winner, boss of the Catalans, rated Manchester City chief Pep Guardiola because the sector's 'supreme coach'.
Xavi, 42, hailed the Premier League's 'ambiance, packed stadiums' and avid gamers as an thrilling different.
The ex-midfielder suggested Sky Sports actions in 2019: "Clearly if I had to buy, I would buy a colossal crew, City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham.
"Also, [Jurgen] Klopp and [Mauricio] Pochettino and Unai Emery, many of us which possess long gone there are doing an out of the ordinary job."
The 133-cap icon talked about of his ragged Nou Camp chief: "Pep Guardiola is the correct coach within the sector and I am a amateur.
"The comparability took living as a player but now we can't be when in contrast. I am in adore with Pep Guardiola's football.
"You can grab playing football in other ways but I like the one amongst City and Guardiola primarily the most. I counsel the Premier League loads and I adore it.
"He's a substantial, disturbing, passionate, obsessive particular person, that is why he's doing so successfully.
"It transmits loads to the footballer. I discovered loads and loved my time at his facet."
Xavi gained four Champions League titles and LaLiga eight times with Barcelona.
And impartial now not too lengthy within the past he's brought the texture-factor reduction to the Nou Camp, tantalizing his facet a 4-0 grab over Right Madrid at the Bernabeu.
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