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Abidal admits contacts with Xavi but claims that there was no offer from Barça

Published:4/02/2020 - 23:35h

Updated:5/02/2020 - 01:47h

Éric Abidal has analyzed the hot news of Barça in several interviews this Tuesday, and has talked about the recent change in the bench. The french has admited contacts with Xavi Hernández, but has denied that there was an offer from the club

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Éric Abidal has been protagonist in the afternoon of the Tuesday with two interviews in which it has analysed the actuality of the FC Barcelona. The technical secretary barcelonista has conversed long and tended with 'Sport' and 'Sportive World', and has given details on the planning of past, present and future and especially the occurred in the City Condal in some recent and very agitated months. The French has not bitten the tongue.

One of the subjects by which has been questioned is the offensive by Xavi Hernández, to the one who, purportedly, considered like main alternative after deciding that the stage of Ernesto Valverde at the head of the bench had exhausted . In spite of the words of the egarense some months backwards, the one of Saint-Genis-Laval has warned that there were several meetings that were not important, and that the contacts did not go to more.

"There was not offer. If he has it, that teach it because I have not seen it", has recalcado, and has specified that it found with several trainers to know his plan, his style and his intentions of future. According to his version, these scores did not arrive to end in negotiations, since he limited to move the novelties to the 'heavy weights' of the directive before evaluating all the possibilities and take a decision.

"In the first meeting that kept, Xavi listened and in the second had to say us his plan. What went out in the press was more political things that sportive. I do not do political. Only I speak of football. To my interests me speak of the way to work of a trainer and went out a lot of things less than this that spoke", has explained, after concretising that after the Classical accelerated the relief of the already ceased Txingurri.

"It is impossible fichar to a trainer without speaking with him, there were not negotiations"

The Frenchman has kept at all times that his trip to Doha was simply to visit to Ousmane Dembélé, and that in spite of the presence of Òscar Grau, key figure in the economic management of the entity, his remained was simply personal and amistos: "I am not annoying, I did my work. I remained with a pair of trainers and did not filter at all. If it filtered it had to do it the same because it is my work. It is impossible fichar to a trainer without speaking with him. From here, what filters , filters . Already I said him to the president, 'If you want to, cut it in two minutes'. And it was very easy".

"Xavi no still has so much experience. It is truth that is of the house, knows as it is necessary to work, the feeling, the tactical plan that it is necessary to do. It can be or no his moment. The club bet by Quique Setién by two years and trust a lot in him. The door of Xavi will be always open. I do not know if I will be I, but the Barça always has the open door", has finalised, without putting in more líos with the ex Barcelona captain.

Lights and shadows of Abidal with Leo Messi

In these same interviews, Abidal has lived a moment of tension with Leo Messi, that has given him a touch of attention by a 'dart' of the Frenchman to the staff. The leader has confirmed by a part that have initiated the conversations for the renewal of the footballer of Rosario, that by another has mosqueado when the ex player has said that there were some stars that "were not satisfied neither worked a lot" in the last months with Valverde. The captain has jumped immediately and has answered him through the social networks.

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