Legendary Barcelona midfielder Xavi is the main feature in the upcoming FourFourTwo magazine and Matt Le Tissier received some more special praise from the 36-year-old Spaniard.
Nicknamed “Le God” by the Saints fans, loyal attacking midfielder Matt Le Tissier spent seventeen years at Southampton and has a massive fan in Xavi.
Now playing for Al Sadd SC in Qatar, Xavi once admitted that Matt Le Tissier was his “idol” growing up and has elaborated on his comments in this new interview.
“In Catalonia there used to be a half-hour programme every Monday where they’d show the best goals from the Premier League.
“Every week, Matt Le Tissier would be on the show. I’m talking outrageous, sickening goals.
“Straight in the top corner, left-foot flick and then right over a defender and score against Newcastle.
“We used to say: ‘This guy, Le Tissier, is outrageous and he never goes to a big team. He stays at Southampton. It’s incredible. He could play for anyone.’
“Our whole house was obsessed with him.”
Matt Le Tissier responded to Xavi’s latest quotes on Twitter.
Very kind words from a barca legend https://t.co/xpAr6ye2DO
— Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) April 6, 2016