Xavi’s Barcelona farewell gift hope

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Xavi has revealed that he wants to end his Barcelona career by helping the club “make history” and win Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus.

The 35-year-old midfield great will call time on his illustrious 17-year stint at the Nou Camp in Berlin this coming weekend before joining Qatar side Al Sadd.

Xavi has already helped Luis Enrique’s side win La Liga while Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final sealed the domestic double and the veteran’s 24th trophy during his time with Barca.

However Xavi’s thirst for silverware is not over as the Champions League will give him an opportunity to leave the club on a high and also help emulate the 2009 Treble win under the guidance of former coach Pep Guardiola.

“We are in a position where we can start to make comparisons [with 2009],” said Xavi.

“We want to make history.”

Juventus will go into the game also looking to complete the Treble having won the Serie A and Italian Cup this season so coach Enrique knows it will be a tough test.

He said: “We are almost there and it would only be the second time that a club like this, with so much history at a high level, has been able to do it.

“It will be difficult but that is what we are working for now. It really would be superb if we could do that. ”

Barca are 1.62 to win the game in the 1×2 market, while Juve are 5.50 and the draw is 4.00. Enrique’s side are 1.36 to win the Champions League outright.

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