Barcelona midfielder Xavi has shrugged off criticism from Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. The former Real Madrid coach dubbed the current Barca team the worst of modern times.

"Mourinho has a different style. It's not the same style as Barcelona. He plays in a more defensive style and I respect that. But it's to be expected that he doesn't like our football. He has never liked Barcelona's style. Not just now but even five years ago," Xavi told the Daily Mail.

Mourinho actually began his career at Barca under Sir Bobby Robson.

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