Xavi Hernández in his presentation as a coach

HE HAS 'CHANGED THE FACE' OF THE CLUB

The keys to Xavi's script since his arrival at Barça

Published:23/03/2022 - 11:18h

Updated:23/03/2022 - 15:12h

The return of Xavi Hernández to the Camp Nou has given Barcelona a 180 degree turn. The process has not been easy, but step by step the team has become dominant again

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The arrival of Xavi Hernández has allowed to the FC Barcelona go restarting little by little his best version. After some years for the forget, the management of the egarense has returned the illusion to the Barcelona fans, that already begins to enjoy of the fruits of his good work. Now, his decisions have been the key for a team that had a panorama more than complicated.

In the first place it was his disposal. The one of Terrassa found calm training in Catar when it arrived him the proposal of the Barça. In spite of wanting to return to the Camp Nou, knew that the team did not go through his best moment and that besides did not have the full confidence of Joan Laporta, that wanted to see him first in the filial. However, in November accepted the challenge.

His dynamics also was crucial, because the team was desmotivado after some first months of season for the forget. The trainings changed and the union of the group did increasingly strong. The become friends with Jordi Cruyff played an important paper and between the two looked for the necessary incorporations to reinforce the plantel. The hierarchy of Dani Alves, that contributes experience and councils for his mates, the attack by the bands of Adama Traoré and Ferran Torres, added to capacity goleadora of Aubameyang, have changed the face of the staff.

It can not remain sideways his personality. Ronald Koeman was a 'man of club' and followed the orders of the directive to the letter. With Xavi the things have been different, and has demanded him to Laporta that fulfil with his needs if it wants to elevate so much the exert of the first team like the image of the institution. The changes have gone occurring and everything seems to go 'wind in stern'.

Dembélé, the foundations and the pressure

Xavi opuso to the decision of the club to leave in the terracing to Ousmane Dembélé like punishment by not wanting to renew neither go out in the wintry market. The technician has known to take him out benefit to the situation and has kept intact his relation with the French, to such point in that it has showed his best level under his orders and boosting the competition by a place inside the eleven initial.

During the first weeks, the players did not have clear the basic concepts of what he wanted to implement in his system of game. The bases futbolísticas of the Barcelona have carried him to the glory through the last decades, and is just what wanted to restart. The work has been hard, but little by little are seeing the results.

By ultimo, the pressure has been another of the most signalled appearances by the míster. This had disappeared and from his arrival is not negotiable. All have to presionar to steal the balloon the fastest possible. This has been the greater defence of the team, and since it took the reins of the club, already adds eight commitments without fitting goal. His rhythm of game is impressive and from the breast blaugrana already feel that this can be the beginning of something big.

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