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Xavi wants more than victory at Barcelona

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Barcelona midfielder Xavi has won almost every trophy at both club and international level, but has revealed he is more concerned about his side's style of play.

The experienced midfielder has won six La Liga titles, the World Cup, two European Championships and has lifted the Champions League three times during his illustrious career. 

Despite the Spaniard's success for both club and country, Xavi insists playing exciting football gives him more satisfaction than lifting trophies.

Xavi, speaking to FIFA.com, said: "Other teams win and are happy, but it's not the same. The identity is lacking.

"In football the result is an impostor. You can do things really, really well but not win. There's something greater than the result, more lasting: a legacy."

Xavi is currently gearing up for his sixth successive Champions League semi-final as Barcelona face Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday night.

The 33-year-old is likely to be rested for Barcelona's league match against Levante on Saturday along with fellow stars Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, as manager Tito Vilanova casts one eye on their upcoming encounter against the newly-named German champions.

The Catalan giants can afford to rest star players domestically, with the La Liga title all-but assured after a fantastic start to the campaign.

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