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Kessié, surrendered to Xavi: The Ivorian reveals how the coach convinced him to arrive at Barça
Published:11/03/2023 - 01:08h
Updated:11/03/2023 - 01:08h
With a 2023 that has brought him better feelings, Franck Kessié has detailed how the process was for him to decide to change the air last summer and join Xavi's Barça
Franck Kessié decided not renewing with the AC Milan although the Italian group was giving samples to go back to be an important project inside and out of the Italian football. The mediocampista, one of the captains of the team in the last two seasons, finished going out free in summer after having a draft agreement with the FC Barcelona, that now already know how gestó.
In an interview for 'Sport', the marfileño explained how convinced it Xavi Hernández so that it added to the club culé, something that as it explains did not have to think it a lot. "Xavi was the key, yes. When you admire to somebody of boy and a time afterwards, perhaps eight, nine, 10 years, sounds your telephone and are these calls that have expected and with which have dreamed all your life. You take the telephone impressed already", explained the player.
A name that marked period
Always it has commented that have a trainer that was reference inside the world-wide football like player is used to to be advantage to carry to the players inside the changing room, as well as direct signings, something that Kessié confirmed to his way. "An enormous player that calls you to try convince you so that you join you to his project. Almost I did not need time to think, the decision was more than taken", added.
With regard to the praises and to the message of Xavi from his arrival, Kessié commented that "it is a pleasure that Xavi publicly put me like an example. When they congratulate you like this, when have rewards of east calibrate. As it has gone me saying my surroundings, if you are patient the things finish going out". After a first-half of the season something irregular, has begun to win chevrons in the rotation culé.
A gesture that already represents him
On his characteristic celebration of military greeting, the player explained it in another conversation, this with 'Sportive World'. "It is a memory to my father. I do it because he was military and afterwards, in the war, died, and therefore I do this greeting. It saw it home and when it arrived somebody of more age that he, did them this greeting like signal of respect to the another person and therefore it remained me this image in the head", desveló the player of 26 years.