- Goal.com's Ballon d'Or Section
- FIFA Ballon d'Or - The Original 23-Man Shortlist
- Kris Voakes' Ballon D'Or Debate: Disgraceful Snub Of Wesley Sneijder Highlights Inherent Flaws In FIFA Award Process
- Barcelona Trio Andres Iniesta, Xavi And Lionel Messi 'Proud' To Be Confirmed As Ballon D'or Finalists
The Spain international also spoke about the Blaugrana's recent victory over Real Madrid, and their form in the Champions League.
"For me, beating Real Madrid is at the top of my list, as they are one of our biggest rivals," he told Sport.es. "It was a fantastic thing, especially the scoreline.
"A lot of people don't support us for doing so well in both the league and Champions League. They cannot wait to lay the boots into us.
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"As for Sneijder, I know that in Italy they are angry because he is not one of the finalists. I can only agree with them. The Dutchman has had a fantastic year," he concluded.
Xavi and Barcelona team-mates Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi are the final three nominees for the prestigious award.