Sergio Busquets equalled Xavi’s record of 133 caps for the Spain national team on Sunday when he led out the side to face Sweden in World Cup qualifying.
It’s a proud moment for the skipper who is now behind only Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos when it comes to his country’s most-capped players.
Congratulations, Sergio!— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 14, 2021
@5sergiob will make his 133rd appearance with @SeFutbol and goes level with Xavi! pic.twitter.com/lPz1nhPGR1
Busquets has some way to go to catch the former Real Madrid duo but certainly isn’t thinking about hanging up his international boots just yet,
The 33-year-old spoke about the record ahead of the match at a press conference.
“It is a pride to surpass him [Xavi], because of his career, and as a coach I wish him the best,” he said.
“I know how he sees football, I don’t know how he is as a coach, but he sure has learned a lot. I am very good and very happy.
“I hope I can continue more games, but it depends on many things, but I am happy with the group here.”
Spain only need a draw against Sweden to qualify for the World Cup and will go through as group winners if they take all three points.