Barcelona star Xavi has shrugged off his chances of winning this year's Ballon d'Or.

Xavi is among the favourites for the gong.

"It's not one of my objectives [winning the Ballon d'Or]," he said. "When I was young I dreamed of playing for Barca and winning La Liga and the Champions League and playing for Spain.

"I never dreamed of winning the Ballon d'or. But I thank my colleagues and the coaches that are saying I'm a potential winner."