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12-13-2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ripley View Post
Xavi Hernandez of Barcelona, up until recently refused to even contemplate having a gf.
In an interview Xavi told: A girlfriend is demanding and she is also distracting. I ended my last relationship five years ago. Back then, I was only a reserve for Barcelona. I thought the age was to blame, that I am still young and I have to wait for my turn. It was not the case. Once I ended up with girls, my game got better.
This why Xavi has led Barcelona and Spain to every trophy imaginable.

...and here are these other athletes dating willy nilly, getting married...and even stooping to having kids.

How can they play at top level with their focus at less than 110%?

[/tongue planted firmly in cheek]
Some players will do better with only one thing to focus on.

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