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Xavi wonders if Chelsea skipper Terry could adapt to Barcelona

Barcelona ace Xavi says there's big differences between Spain's approach to football and England's.

Xavi loves the Premier League, but doesn't feel he would succeed there.

"You are a nation of warriors," he told the Daily Mail. "If I go to Liverpool's ground and someone puts the ball into the area and Carragher hammers it out of play then the fans applaud. In the Nou Camp you would never be applauded for that.

"It's a different culture that values different things. Here if they see you are afraid when you are in possession then you get whistled. It's the world in reverse.

"I do see it changing slightly. Before, the typical No 9 in England was a Crouch or a Heskey and it was a long ball from the back from a Terry or a Carragher and nothing in between."

So a shift in emphasis is needed but it shouldn't come completely at the expense of the traditional uncompromising English centre half, says Xavi.

"I don't want to be misunderstood. I have huge admiration for both Terry and Carragher. We have (Carles) Puyol here. Technically he is not the best player in the squad but he is a great defender. Players like Terry and Carragher are very necessary but they have to adapt to the team as opposed to the team adapting to them. In some ways what these players do has even more merit because to me it comes naturally.

"For Iniesta, Messi and Rooney it comes naturally, but for them it is much more difficult to lift the head and play a pass. But they should have to adapt to the more technically gifted players, not the other way around."

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