The most amazing thing about Barça is with how much will they play. Messi scores and shouts with joy like if it was the first time. Xavi receives every ball like if it was the first one of his life. And you have the feeling that he would like to pick it up, kiss it, look at it and carry on playing. The same with Iniesta. Busquets is the unfriendly one in the middle of the park, the one responsible for the hard work. Puyol is incredible with a terrible haircut, but a super-player nonetheless, a first-class human being with a very big heart. He breaks his elbow and he’s playing again after two weeks. It’s the motivation that they play with in order to win. In that aspect, they are role models.
Danny Boyle at last night’s BAFTA. During his introduction to producer Tessa Ross, he said ‘Barcelona are arguably the greatest football team ever. But when asked who is the greatest living footballer, where their midfield generals: Xavi, Iniesta and Messi picked Paul Scholes of Manchester United’