DE LA FUENTE EXPLAINED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH XAVI
De la Fuente reduces the tension with Barça due to Gavi's injury
Published:3/12/2023 - 19:17h
Updated:3/12/2023 - 19:17h
Luis de la Fuente has been one of the most criticized names after Pablo Gavi's injury. After this incident, the Rioja coach has had to clarify the current state of his relationship with FC Barcelona and, specifically, with Xavi Hernández
Luis de la Fuente was one of the present personalities yesterday in Hamburg to witness the draw of the groups of the Eurocopa 2024. In this contest, the selection of Spain has remained in a Group B cataloged 'of the death', beside Italy, Croatia and Albania. In spite of having the opportunity to speak on this, the riojano also has gone back to tackle the 'case Gavi' after his unlucky complete break of the ligament crossed previous of the right knee, injury aroused in the past duel between Spain and Georgia in Valladolid.
It is necessary recalcar that in his moment, De la Fuente received hard criticisms by not to give him rest to the Andalusian in this fateful meeting, in spite of the load of minutes (1.172) that already dragged in the campaign after his performances with the FC Barcelona. The technical director of 'The Red' was criticised by not to give him rest to the midfield player in a party in which Spain did not play at all notable.
In this sense, the defence of seleccionador Spanish, that besides expressed in his moment that from the Barcelona cast anybody suggested him that Pablo Gavi did not play this party and that the initial plan was that the '6' culé added only 45 minutes. Equally, it stood out his constant intention to take care to the footballers and left in clear that the Andalusian manifested him his wish to participate in this meeting. However, in this occasion, has gone back to give his perspective regarding this unlucky case.
De la Fuente and his relation with the Barça
Luis de la Fuente emphasized that it does not have problems with the technical body of the FC Barcelona after this regrettable incident. "With Xavi have grandísima relation, respect us like professionals and understood that it was an accident", aimed the riojano.
Finally, the seleccionador Spanish cleared that the criticisms of the surroundings barcelonista by the injury of Gavi do not affect him and that does not feel personally signalled by them: "The footballers know how take care them and that it was an accident, that regret, as with other mates that have not had so much repercussion. The footballer knows how are and what do", concluded.