Xavi reveals two players that will replace Ronaldo and Messi - FCNaija

European News By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/02/2018


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Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has revealed two players that will take over from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best players in the coming years, according to report.

Ronaldo and Messi have been on the frontline for the last ten years and have won five Ballon d’Ors each.

Neymar was in great form for Barcelona last season and has carried on with the exploit in the French capital since his arrival from Camp Nou.

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Kylian Mbappe came into limelight with Monaco last season and the 19-year-old is seen as one candidate for the Balon d’Or in the future.

 ‘I have a huge respect for him [Neymar],’ Xavi told RMC Sport. ‘He’s a fantastic footballer when Messi and Cristiano lower their level, he will win the next Golden Ball. ‘When Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire, the debate about the best in the world will be between Neymar and Mbappe.’

Neymar and Mbappe will face Real Madrid in the second round of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu.