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Xavi gives the key for Barça to remount

Published:22/09/2019 - 18:45h

Updated:22/09/2019 - 18:45h

Xavi Hernández, one of the best midfielders in history and one of the players who won everything as a culé, analyzed the current situation of Barça

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If there is a voice authorised to speak on the game of the FC Barcelona​, is the one of Xavi Hernández. The Catalan was the compass of the team culé in the centre of the field during years and, bred in The Masia, knows the club as very few in the world. In a new interview, in this occasion conceded to the Diari PLOUGHS, evaluated the situation of the team and spoke on proper names.

Like midfield player, analysed the medullary of the team of Ernesto Valverde, having clear that Sergio Busquets has to follow playing like anchor and that Frenkie of Jong and Arthur have to act by in front, in the position of interior. On the Brazilian, to the cual has showed him his admiration in numerous occasions, objected that only it is missing him look for the last pass with more frequency, "as it happened me to me with 22 or 23 years, but will finish it doing".

On the other hand, it gave the key so that the game of the FC Barcelona work better of what does it now, that is not another that the defensive work of all the team, beginning by the forwards. "Fault that the team involve . Have a norm, if all the world works, there are not defensive problems", ensured the current technician of the To the-Sadd.

"If the ones of up do not work, the Barça will suffer"

Thus, it asked to the attackers that defiendn like which more. "The past year criticised to Busquets, that did not arrive, or to Rakitic, that was melted, but is a subject of defensive sacrifice. This year, if all the world runs the metres that has to run, this trio -in reference to Sergio Busquets, Arthur and Of Jong- will dominate the game. But if the ones of up do not work so much for the group, the Barça will suffer. And we would suffer with three Davids, three Casemiros or three Makeleles. It would happen like the day of the Liverpool, that did not dominate the party", commented.

Xavi ensured that it is necessary to convince to the cracks so that they are the first in defending. "It is necessary to convince them, Leo Messi is the best defence that can find, when it goes, goes. Has an insuperable inferior train, has mental speed and physical speed. It has it everything, but it is necessary to convince it that if it does the effort will be better for him and for the team. It does it many times, and Suárez also. It is like Eto'or, that gave us a contagious defensive work", said.

According to the Catalan, all the team infects if it sees that the leading presiona up. "If you see that it runs the crack of the team, how do not go it to do Aleñá or Of Jong? It is necessary to convince to the player that if it does 10 or 20 metres to forward, surely will leave to do 70 or 80 in contrary direction", aimed.

The turn of Xavi to the Barça

Xavi also spoke on his expected return to the Barça like trainer. "It was difficult to leave and also will be it go back", said, adding that "have the feeling that the people expects a lot of me. On the one hand it likes me that they see me like the futurible trainer of the Barça, but by another is a bit like a losa. It will cost to find the moment to go back. But have an enormous illusion".

To the egarense would like him coincide with footballers with which went mate of team. "Already I know as it is Leo, and Luis Suárez, Busi, Jordi Alba, Hammered or Sergi. Are as they train, his capacity of leadership, if a day are sad or angered. Ojalá Like trainer could have three, five, eight or ten players that already knew and with which besides, had good relation", explained.

Also it commented the possible turn of Puyol. "It is a valid person, coherent, with common sense and leadership. And more culé that the stick of the flag. Puyol Has to be deciding things in the Barça, as also Iniesta. Anyway I understand that it was it to him thinking, because the Barça is a crusher of people. Sooner or later Puyol will go back, but when it think that is the moment and seats it like this", concluded.

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