Xavi: 'Playing with Thiago is a privilege. He's so talented than he can play wherever he wants'
Xavi: 'Playing with Thiago is a privilege. He's so talented than he can play wherever he wants. Today, Guardiola placed him as central midfielder. He understands the game well, generates superiority when he dribbles and performs well defensively. The guy is extraordinary'
Thiago: 'The most important thing is to get the three points, no matter how. It is always said that when people return from international duty, it is a little more difficult for clubs to play their forthcoming games, but we could deal with it in the first half and we have done well'
- The Samba Boy's influence keep rising as the season progresses. Contrary to what many believed, Thiago is enjoying plenty of playing time, with 7 out 7 possible appearances already this season.
If he continues improving at this rate, coach Guardiola will have a proper problem to choose his best eleven once Cesc Fabregas is fit again - which can only be great for the team as a whole.
THIAGO 'SAMBA' ALCANTARA: THE EXTRAORDINARY FUTURE OF BARCELONA'S MIDFIELD!!!!