Xavi is widely considered as one of the best central midfielders of all-time,  relying largely on his ability to find and exploit space as a deep-lying playmaker. As he said, "That's what I do: look for spaces. All day. I'm always looking. " Finding space, he would appear for a teammate to receive and then move the ball on, with his coach Pep Guardiola putting it: "I get the ball, I give the ball, I get the ball, I give the ball. " A diminutive, agile, composed, and technically skilled player, with a slender physique and a low centre of gravity, Xavi’s signature move when in possession involved him performing a 360 degree turn, a feint known as la pelopina, that allowed him to move away from the opposing player, retain possession, and gave him space and time on the ball to think about his next pass, which compensated for his lack of pace and physical strength.  In his youth, he had also played as a centre-back, before being shifted to a midfield role.