IN PRESS CONFERENCE
Xavi opens the door to the return of Messi and announces more signings for Barça
Published:30/07/2022 - 01:21h
Updated:30/07/2022 - 10:37h
Xavi Hernández has attended the media in the preview of the FC Barcelona match against New York Red Bull and reviewed the Barça news, 'getting wet' about the possible return of Messi
The FC Barcelona confronts to the New York Network Bull this Sunday (1:00 hours, in Spain) in the last party of turns it of pre-season in United States. Xavi Hernández has attended to the media in the previous of the meeting and has spoken on the possible return of Leo Messi in 2023, the next signings of the Barcelona group or the incorporation of Jules Koundé from the Seville to reinforce the defence of the team that directs.
In the last days have increased the rumours that relate to Messi with a return to the Spotify Camp Nou when it finish his agreement with the PSG in 2023, that have been fed by the statements of the Barcelona president Joan Laporta, the one who has recognised that expects that the history between the Barça and the forward albiceleste have not finished definitively the past summer when the club could not renew him and did his cases for mudarse to the capital of France.
"It would like me that it went back Messi? The answer is yes".
Now it has been Xavi the one who has spoken in this regard and left clear that the doors of the Barça are opened so that 'The Flea' go back if it wants it. It has recognised in room of press that "would like me that the stage of Messi in the Barça had not finish . I think that it deserves a second opportunity. Ojalá". Shortly after, it was questioned again and showed very conclusive in his posture: "If the question is: it would like me that it went back? The answer is yes".
On Messi did not go of the only that spoke the egarense, the one who also was asked after if the Barça will follow fichando this summer after completing the incorporations of Christensen, Kessié, Raphinha, Lewandowski and Koundé, in addition to the renewal of Dembélé. Xavi insisted in that it needs two players by position (are missing him in the sides) and that they were necessary by the big load of parties that will have the team and, besides, by the World-wide.
"Reinforce is good and especially the defensive line. I already said that at the end they have to have two players by position to compete", said the Barcelona trainer, justifying that "there are a lot of parties and will have injuries or sanctions, split each three days... This year besides there is World-wide and is all more compressed", by what the Barçto "need footballers to compete and to be better in general", confirming definitively that "yes, want to reinforce us more".
'Enamoured' of Jules Koundé
On the other hand, Xavi Hernández also has analysed to the last signing of the Barça, Jules Koundé, by which have paid 50 million euros more ten in variables to the Seville. It was a his request to reinforce the defensive saga and thinks that goes to be a very important player so that the Barcelona litigate by the titles in this 2022-2023. In press conference, the egarense ensured that "I am very happy with the signing of Koundé, will give us a lot. His arrival means competition and with competition all the world wants to give the best of himself. It will play to title the one who surrender better", sentenced.