Kevin and David vs Xavi and Iniesta

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  1. Psychedelic Casual

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    Year after year after year
     
  2. Psychedelic Casual

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    One game at Madrid away Barça has a man sent off and Xavi and Iniesta still ran the game and beat Madrid.
     
  3. Burtonblue

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    I don’t think you can compare KDB to Xavi or Iniesta. Completely different type of player.
     
  4. FCBarca

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    Similarities in terms of style of play? Only Silva, not KDB and even David was routinely displaced by both Xavi & Iniesta on the NT level for years as he was more of the scoring midfielder - the player to break that final line to get into the box, something Xavi & Iniesta did very infrequently

    Feel like it hasn't been that long but plenty of youtube vids out there of Xavi & Iniesta's partnership in midfield, you'll see just how different Silva & KDB are by comparison. Similar to what Pep had Iniesta & Xavi do however, KDB/Silva are asked to provide the scoring chances rather than make them themselves which takes advantage of their best footballing senses - the space & pass
     
  5. Abattoir Blue

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    Laudrup - my first (non City) footballing hero. Great shout, there are definite similarities between him and KDB with regards to vision, weight of pass and transitioning the team quickly from defence to attack.
     
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    Remember seeing xavi with about 4 players all tight on him in the centre circle, so calm on the ball, just turned the lot of them in circles and then played easy ball to puyol, the best and most gifted pair of midfielders I think there has ever been, probably ever will be aswell
     
  7. Matt the Giant

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    While discussing the excellence of Xavi + Iniesta, shouldn't we be including the anchor which was Busquets. He was of paramount importance for that midfield trio.
     
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  9. FCBarca

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    That's the thing, Busquets allowed them to just stay between the lines high up the pitch and Sergio could recycle back to them. Plus, as the fullbacks pressed forward, Busquets dropped into a sweeper role


    Absolutely. He's as unique, for me, as Messi - different players but really without peers in what they do. When Larsson was at Barcelona, he was asked about who impressed him the most and he immediately cited Xavi - no one could take the ball from him
     
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    Nobody currently comes near Xavi and Iniesta. They are the midfielders' midfielders! Superb beyond sublimity.
     

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