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"It's a disgrace...": Xavi, frustrated by the effects of the 'FIFA virus' at Barça

Published:30/09/2022 - 17:18h

Updated:30/09/2022 - 20:11h

In the press conference prior to the visit to RCD Mallorca, the FC Barcelona coach spoke about the recent injuries suffered by the team. Xavi, in addition, has proposed a solution

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The FC Barcelona visits this Saturday to the RCD Mallorca by the seventh day of LaLiga Santander, in the first party after the stop of selections that left to four footballers in the infirmary (in addition to Héctor Bellerín). The Barcelona will have to do a lot of changes and Xavi Hernández is forced to replantearse a lot of things for the next weeks and the commitments of the Catalan team.

It has spoken in front of the media and aimed that the subject of the injuries is pure bad luck for the Barça and is not in research of culprits, but appreciates that the staff was wide and that have alternative to resolve of face to the party against the Mallorca, in principle, but thinking directly in the crashes in front of the Inter of Milan and Real Madrid.

Xavi has aimed that it is the ideal moment to show that the Barça has a big staff, but did not hide his frustration with the injuries: "it frustrates Me, but I have to think in positive, in recovering to the jugdores. They are misfortunes. We look for an answer and do not find it. Each player is a world. We will try that it do not happen us in the World-wide. Perhaps more caution and more communication with the selections", asked.

Between the reasons of the big number of physical problems, the one of Terrassa aimed that "Perhaps they are the trips, the methodology of the selections, the accumulation of minutes. It does not be necessary to look for guilty, but try that it do not go back to suceder. It is moment to show that have a big staff". As possible solution, stood out that "the FIFA has the plan to do a World-wide each two years. The solution is that the selection play during a month and half followed and afterwards that the players are the rest of the year with the clubs".

Questioned again by the injuries, insisted in that "it is a misfortune. Also it has lesionado with us Héctor. It is the calendar, the trips, the fatigue, the distinct entranmientos... There is not guilty. Already I said that all the staff went to be necessary and more now", adding that "have time to recover to the players except to Ronald. I thought that it was a misfortune, because they went falling in hours. We work all the details, but there are things that escape us ".

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On the injury that more concerns him, has left clear that it is the one of Ronald Araújo: "Me fastidia the one of Ronald because it is of long length. It has had to happen the operating theatre and is the one who gives me more penalty, by him and by the team, because it was giving us a lot backwards". Of Jules Koundé, that has exercised this Friday, commented that "we always have in mind that go back to the one hundred by one hundred, that recover well, was the party that was".

Of the solutions to confront to the Mallorca, stood out that "have a lot of options. I have to see how it is Sergi and have gone up to Marc Casadó. We can play with three head offices or play with a side to leg changed. We will decide after the training". The one who yes will be is Ousmane Dembélé, of the that said that "it is to the one hundred by one hundred. It has going in normal and is available".

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