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Barcelona ace Xavi tribute to Premier League fans

Barcelona midfielder Xavi admits he's a great fan of the Premier League.

Xavi credits the fans for the Premier League's unique success.

He told the Daily Mal: "I'm Barcelona through and through and have always wanted to stay here. But I do love the English game. The stadiums are always full. You have that feeling you are really in football, everything is pure.

"Manchester, Liverpool, the supporters, you can't hear yourself in the stadiums. It's fantastic. When I go to England, I get the feeling that you are part of football history.

"It's quite sensational. They are a real example, how they behave, the desire to win, the fans, it's a big event, everything is like you're in a film. In England there is a lot of respect for professional footballers, in the Latin Hispanic world, less so. People respect players a lot more over there than they do here and that's why I think so highly of it."

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