Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: An exit of Xavi already surprises Barça!

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Posted on November 9, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. by Th.B.

Joan Laporta found Ronald Koeman's successor by appointing Xavi Hernandez on Saturday morning. During his presentation, the Spaniard said he could have joined the Brazilian national team instead of signing for FC Barcelona. Something to surprise Philippe Coutinho.

Coach of FC Barcelona, ​​ who was presented this Monday to the socios present at Camp Nou, Xavi Hernandez was very excited by the new challenge that arises in front of the now former coach of Al-Sadd . However, the FC Barcelona icon did not hide at a press conference in recent hours that he could not have left his bags in Catalonia to join the technical staff of Tite within the Brazilian selection and to succeed him after the 2022 World Cup. “Yes, it's true that I spoke with Brazil. The idea was to help Tite and catch up with the team after the World Cup. My desire was to come to Barça. I feel ready, with a lot of confidence. I feel it's time ”.

“I did not know that he was offered Seleçao”

Said statement by Xavi Hernandez did not necessarily go unnoticed. And in particular on the side of Philippe Coutinho , Brazilian international playing at FC Barcelona and called by Tite for the international break . The Barca attacking midfielder did not hide his surprise. “To tell you the truth, all this surprises me, I only learn it now, I did not know that he had been offered Seleçao”. Coutinho confided during his visit to a press conference and in comments reported by SPORT.

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