Xavi Retires From International Football – Groundskeepers Rejoice

5 Aug

Xavi+Hernandez+Spain+v+Turkey+FIFA2010+World+HSVKohiYjaFlThat means no more complaining about pitch conditions, much to the relief of groundskeepers worldwide! (I’ll take any excuse to revisit the brilliant Storybook Xavi).

Xavi has decided to hang up his international boots at age 34. He’s had a stellar career, being capped 133 times (more than any other Spanish midfielder) and scored 13 goals. He’s won 2 Euros & a World Cup.  I’m not of fan of Xavi the Barca player and his endless bitching about Real Madrid, but no one can deny the enormous on pitch talent and beauty of his skills. Credit where credit is due.  Spain will certainly miss him. It’s a shame that he went out on that disastrous World Cup 2014 campaign.

And as for me, I will miss that legendary disapproving basilisk stare of his on international duty.

Xavi-Hernandez-HairstyleHonestly, it hasn’t changed since he was a kid.

disappointment xaviProbably pissed about the length of the grass on the playground.

But I jest, Xavi will be remembered as one of the greats of Spanish football and rightfully so.  He says he intends to see out the last two years of his Barca contract now which means he’ll continue to annoy me by shit talking us non-stop through 2016. Don’t suppose I’d want it any other way. He’s fun to write (and complain) about.

But now, he will have some extra free time to hang with his wife Nuria, tend to his lawn and hunt for mushrooms.

Thanks for all you did for Spain, Xavi. You’ve earned the right to sit back and relax now.

– Lozil

5 Responses to “Xavi Retires From International Football – Groundskeepers Rejoice”

  1. Carol August 5, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    I love his talent and appreciate that he doesn’t stick to bland, predictable, non-answers. Too many athletes are over-trained in media relations these days, in my opinion. But I can’t completely blame them given the microscopes they find themselves under.

  2. mygypsyspirit August 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    He’s been a rock for Spain. He’ll be missed on the international stage. Except by groundskeepers of course 😉

  3. Katie Ann August 5, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    I love Xavi. I’ll definitely miss seeing him playing for Spain.

  4. jellyace August 5, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Aw, who’s going to be Spain’s Grass Monitor now?

  5. kfunk22 August 6, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    man, between this and howard webb, it’s been a crazy couple of days.

    good luck to whomever replaces xavi – those are some big boots to fill.
    (also, that headline is a gas!)

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