Pedri and Gavi definitively take over from Xavi and Iniesta

Published:30/01/2023 - 17:50h

Updated:30/01/2023 - 22:53h

Pedri González and Pablo Martín Páez Gavira 'Gavi' have just become owners of the Barca midfield at a very young age, being key in the sports project led by Xavi Hernández

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The FC Barcelona has two big figures in his staff with youth, projection and talent. It treats of Pedri González and Pablo Martín Páez Gavira 'Gavi'. Both have known to do with both squares in the first team, turning into the base of the project that directs Xavi Hernández with look to a transition of the club that already has begun to surrender his fruits after the conquest of the Supercopa of Spain.

Both midfield players have known to combine to perfection, such as in previous years did it the own Xavi Hernández, today trainer of the Barcelona team, and Andrés Iniesta, those who went two of the big genii in the best stage in the history of the Barcelona team, for then headed by Pep Guardiola, although both already came to conquer a Champions in the season 2005/06 under the orders of Franck Rijkaard.

Now, it arises a new generation that has like end carry again to the Barça to the greatness that the fans has missed during so many years, especially after the exits of both midfield players (Xavi Hernández to Qatar and Andrés Iniesta to Japan) in the sunset of his careers like active footballers. To them it adds the exit of Lionel Messi in the summer of 2021; since, the culés did not win more titles until the present campaign.

The similarities between both players and his ancestors are more tied to the legacy that could leave and no so much in his style of game, something that has varied since Xavi and Iniesta governed the 'room of machines' of the Camp Nou. Both are players more physical, whereas his predecessors were more technical. The Canarian has a more offensive profile, whereas the Andalusian has surprised by his youth to consolidate in the elite.

Future for the selection

But the history of both footballers does not limit to what have done and can go on doing in his club. The selection of Spain also has of two formidable pieces of attack, talents that Luis Enrique Martínez already has known to take advantage of and that surely will be vital in the diagram of game of Luis de la Fuente, with two more mature players after having lived his first experience mundialista.

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