Xavi: The players left in Barcelona know that they cannot play for the club. The manager was clear about some of the unwanted players.
At the Dallas Cotton Bowl press conference prior to their matchup with Juventus, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez made a statement.
The manager left a number of first-team players off of his preseason squad tour, making it plain that they needed to find new clubs, because he understands he needs to lighten his roster this summer, especially given the necessity to register new recruits.
They haven’t been forgotten, Xavi remarked. “They trained with us prior to the tour and are first-team players.
“But in May, I was upfront with them all. We’re attempting to assist them so that they can play football while they now search for remedies.
They must find a way to play somewhere because they are aware that they will be unable to play for Barcelona.
Xavi started out by talking about the summer’s purchase of Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski is a good player in his position and is also professional, adaptable, and humble, according to Xavi. “The team grows a lot with him on it.”
The coach also discussed his perspective on taking over the team in the middle of the season and what he thought they needed to accomplish to advance.
The fact that we arrived in November is advantageous, Xavi said.
“We played some really great games before losing our way. We need to be more reliable “.
Lionel Messi’s forced departure from the team last summer as a result of Barcelona’s terrible financial circumstances dealt a severe blow to the organization.
Although the player is one he admires, the club does not currently have any plans to sign him, according to the current coach.
It’s hard to sign Messi because of his contract, Xavi claimed.
“Talking about Messi is pointless.”
The manager kept praising the club’s management for their efforts this summer, which included signing a number of players.
Xavi responded, “I wouldn’t say it [his personal presence] made a difference.
“Excellent work is done by Jordi Cruyff and Mateu Alemany. We are all a part of one big family.
The players are drawn to Barcelona because of its reputation.
Xavi also discussed how he approaches players about joining the team, particularly in light of the club’s present financial predicament.
“I make everything apparent. The city, the plan. I’m that way “Xavi declared.
“If I’m not giving my all, I’d rather stay home. I make an effort to make them feel important and have fun. Being from Barcelona undoubtedly helps, that much is certain.
“A fascinating project is underway. We communicate clearly with the players as well. Although everything adds up, this is Barcelona.
“Players are eager to play here despite having a rough patch. This year, excitement is the key word. Lewandowski’s desire to visit this location tells a lot.