Xavi Hernández beside Joan Laporta


Xavi reveals the details of the "tense meeting" he had with Laporta and Alemany in 2022

Published:6/09/2023 - 15:30h

Updated:6/09/2023 - 15:30h

Xavi, although Barça ended up being champions last season, had to face a rather difficult start to the 2022/2023 season. In fact, just after the first day, he had a tense meeting with Joan Laporta and Mateu Alemany to resolve various issues

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The Barça, such as it occurred in this campaign in which had a rough première in LaLiga with a tie 0-0 in front of the Getafe and an expulsion of byhalf , did not attain to surpass to the Ray Vallecano in his first party of the season 2022/2023, in which they debuted players like Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen. This generated a big expectation to obtain a positive result to begin with the right foot in the local tournament, by what the disappointment was notorious to the not happening of the tie to zero.

In that day, the hero resulted to be Marc André Ter Stegen, the one who, as it is used to to do, made several cut across providenciales to keep his arch invicto. This parity in front of the combined 'franjirrojo' generated some desazón in the fans, that saw how his team, recently reinforced with stellar names, could not obtain the three points of conclusive way.

Xavi admitted that the team could feel presionado in this duel

After this first duel, Xavi recognised that his team could have sense presionado: "we try It of all the possible forms. The expectations maybe weighed us, explained them to the players that now the pressure is mine". From this, the clamour of the technician egarense was clear, only asked calm, to the equal that Jordi Cruyff, the one who in that then exerted like sportive director of the club.

In regard to this, the technician of Terrassa even affirmed: "With the good line that carried the team in the pre-season, confront us to a very planted team in LaLiga. The team is under construction and has good appearance. We wanted to more, but it is necessary to keep the tranquility". It was a called evident to appease the waters, although doors inside of the club, all was different, since there was some climate of unrest and tension by the result.

The one of Terrassa revealed what occurred after the tie in front of the Ray

Xavi explained in one of the recent episodes of the series 'FC Barcelona, a new was' transmitted by Amazon Prevail how lived the back hours to this meeting: "I Remember a very taut meeting with the directive after the first party of League. With Mateu, the president, and Jordi Cruyff. I said them that they kept the calm, was only the first party of the season and had empatado", stood out.

These statements of the technician of Terrassa, in addition to transmitting confidence to the Barcelona breast, had some character premonitorio. After 37 days, the Barça topped champion of LaLiga after three seasons without testing the victory in this tournament, exhibiting a performance arrollador with 28 victories, four ties and six defeats, annotating more than 70 goals and receiving only 20, turning into the solidest defence of the tournament and the second group that more times did to vibrate the networks.

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