Xavi 'Happy' With Record Breaking Spain But Missing Andres Iniesta

The midfielder is already looking ahead to the World Cup...

Following Spain's 2-0 win over South Africa in the Confederations Cup this evening, Xavi has revealed that he is "happy" but missing Barcelona team-mate Andres Iniesta.

The midfielder picked up an injury towards the end of the season and had to be withdrawn from the squad completely, meaning he has stayed at home whilst Spain are competing.

However, there is no doubt that the players are still thinking about him, as Xavi said in a press conference this evening.

"I am missing Iniesta in the team. I spoke to him yesterday and asked him how he is," he mused.

"I'm proud of what the team is doing and we want to maintain our form and we are aiming for next year's World Cup."

The midfielder also said that he is "very happy about our record, and the way the team is playing", after they picked up their fifteenth straight international win - a new world record.

Xavi also spoke about the togetherness of the team, saying that "[Vicente] Del Bosque is giving us a big help. Our team
philosophy is working and we want to aim for other titles together."

"I am not thinking about the Golden ball, my main concern is the good of the team. I am not after individual awards, only team ones," he concluded.

James Walker-Roberts, Goal.com


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