Xavi Hernández durante el Elche vs Barça


Xavi reveals the secret of Eric García's new position: "It was Jordi Cruyff's idea"

Published:2/04/2023 - 01:09h

Updated:2/04/2023 - 01:09h

At a press conference, Xavi Hernández has analyzed the victory of FC Barcelona over Elche (0-4), celebrating the success of Eric García as a pivot and confessing, once again, that both Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres have his confidence in 100%

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Xavi Hernández has showed very satisfied with the staged of the FC Barcelona in the stadium Martínez Valero. It knew that it was a very important party, because it was marked by the rotations and was the first proof after the stop of selections. The trainer of Terrassa has celebrated the impetus and tarpaulin of his players, that are conscious that, although the title of LaLiga is very directed, do not have to give steps in false.

In Elche, Xavi bet by a very alternative alignment, by the drops and rotations thinking in the Classical of the Wednesday. Eric García was the maximum novelty, because it played like pivote replacing to Sergio Busquets that it remained in the bench. Besides, it went back to bet by an Ansu Fati that is in the eye of the hurricane by the recent statements of his father, but that reinvindicó with a golazo to give tranquility to the culés in the second half.

The 'secret' of the position of Eric García

In room of press, the technician culé was questioned by the position of Eric García and confessed that it had been Jordi Cruyff, sportive director of the Barça, the one who had recommended him test to the central in this position. Xavi had said, the Friday, that had remembered him a bit to what had happened with Rafa Márquez when he was player. Finally, he finished doing him case to Cruyff and the results have been positive.

It said, in concrete, that "honestly, the idea of Eric was of Jordi Cruyff. It comes it to me saying from the past year. We think it, we comment it with the staff. We carry a pair of months putting it inside in the games of position. It has done a partidazo and think that can have a big pivote with Eric". It will be necessary to expect, now, if has more continuity in this final stretch of the season.

Xavi, satisfied with the FC Barcelona

On the other hand, the Barcelona spoke on Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati, those who went back to mark: "Always it gives confidence mark to the forwards. It has gone out perfect today. Ansu Has finish tired, his work has been very good. It is importantísimo for me. The goal is consequence of his work and his talent. Especially I content by Ferran, Ansu... People that deserved goals today has marked. They have won confidence a lot of footballers today. Ferran always works, is honest and always wants to work. It is a wonder train him".

It stood out, besides, that the less usual players of the staff that were headlines in Elche left performances very positive: "Very happy. Do team is that today they play footballers that did not come participating too much and have surrendered to a grandísimo level. This is a team. Important step. Victoria very good and go me very happy by the group" and that gladdens him that they are so polyvalent: "Sergi is a special player, Eric has adapted to the decision, Frenkie can play of head office... It is important to have polyvalent players. Marcos, that is not central and is to a spectacular level. It is very good for the team have these alternatives".

Without news of Frenkie of Jong

Finally, the trainer of the Barça was questioned by the recovery of Frenkie of Jong, the one who suffered an injury in the Classical and was low in the stop of selections, with Low Countries. Xavi no descarta his presence next Wednesday, but does not give security because it will depend only of his feelings: "we Go to see how is Frenkie for the Classical. Has a lot of implication but will depend on his feelings".

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