May 24, 2015 13:07:24 UK
Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez is targeting the perfect end to his career at the club by winning two more trophies in his final outings with the Catalan giants.
Xavi played in his final La Liga game against Deportivo La Coruna at the Nou Camp on Saturday as the plucky visitors recovered from 2-0 down to secure the draw that saved them from relegation.
Xavi’s teammates had at times during the game seemed determined to provide the departing skipper with a goal as Neymar and Lionel Messi tried in vain to create a chance for the midfielder to score.
It was Messi that fired Barcelona into a comfortable two-goal lead on the hour mark before goals from Lucas Perez and Diogo Salomao claimed an unlikely share of the spoils for Deportivo.
“As the coach has said this hasn’t finished. We want two more titles.
Xavi exited the stage five minutes from the end to a thunderous applause from the stands as his place was taken by Andres Iniesta.
Afterward the Spanish World Cup winner told the Barcelona faithful he hopes to sign off by winning the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals in his last appearances.
“I am the happiest man in the world today and for the 17 seasons I have been here,” Xavi told the crowd after fighting back tears.
“As the coach (Luis Enrique) has said this hasn’t finished. We want two more titles and we want to be here with you all again in Barcelona on 7th June.”
Barcelona are 1.22 to defeat Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey Final in the Nou Camp on 30th May.
A week later Xavi will have the chance to win the Champions League for the fourth time in his career when Barca face Juventus in Berlin.
The La Liga champions are 1.36 to win outright with their Serie A counterparts 3.25 to lift the trophy.
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