Posted on November 19, 2021 at 6.30 p.m. by Dan Marciano
Arrived at FC Barcelona at the beginning of November to take over from Ronald Koeman, Xavi could be the man who will allow the Catalan club to regain confidence and results.
The match against the < strong> 'Espanyol Barcelona Saturday night will mark the debut of Xavi as coach of FC Barcelona. A legend of the Blaugrana squad, the technician set down in Catalonia with the aim of restoring confidence to a team on the brink of the abyss. Left behind in the league, Barca are in crisis, but Xavi showed his determination at a press conference on Friday and intends to reverse the situation. “I will give everything I have to make this happen. I will give anything to make it work. We must give ourselves 100%. We owe a lot of people a debt and we cannot fail. At least in terms of values. So it depends on a lot of things. In terms of values, you cannot fail. The public must be proud of the team even if we do not win ”confided the new FC Barcelona coach . Within the Catalan team, many people believe in Xavi .
“The club needs Xavi”
Responsible for ensuring the interim after the departure of Ronald Koeman and today coach of the reserve team of Barça , Sergi Barjuan commented on the return of Xavi. For him, the former player is the man for the job. “It's a time when I think the club need Xavi and he needs to take a step forward to be the club everyone has been waiting for again. He has the ability to put the club where it deserves to be again ”commented the technician in an interview with Cadena Ser. Sergi Barjuan announced that the club had the means to compete for the victory in the league: “The players are able to withstand this pressure, although it is true that it is a new situation for many players. I think the minimum we need to do is demand that we fight for La Liga. There is no one who stands out very much, and that's an advantage ”.
Barça ignites for the Xavi method
To allow FC Barcelona to find the heights, Xavi kicked in the anthill and established many strict rules. A method praised by Enric Masip , advisor to the president Laporta. “People are surprised, but the rules have always existed, what is curious is that they are fixed and not applied (…) What I know is that he put them and wants to apply them, in fact he is already applying them, ”he also confided to Cadena Ser. Secondly, Masip focused on the style of play that Xavi will put in place: “Strong, physical, motivating work, which allows us to put in more pressure, to have the ball and to have chances … these are things that he already carries in his DNA ”. Part of the answer this Saturday evening during the Catalan derby.