Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi announces the color before his big debut!

Posted on 19 November 2021 at 5.30 p.m. by BC

On the eve of his first match on the FC Barcelona bench against Espanyol, Xavi spoke out on his debut and his ambitions as a coach of the club culé.

Xavi will begin another important stage in his career this Saturday. The derby against Espanyol (21:00) will indeed mark the debut of the former glory of Barça on the sidelines, a mission that promises to be delicate after the mixed start to the season for his team. FC Barcelona are in 9th place in the La Liga standings and were hardly reassuring in the time of Ronald Koeman . Appointed before the international break, Xavi warned during his various speeches to expect many from his players in order to restore the image of Barça . Present in front of the press this Friday, Xavi spoke about his first days at the Blaugrana and his ambitions for the future, in remarks relayed by Marca.

“I will give everything to make it work”

“Now it's up to me to decide. I think we're going to do well. 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, ”said Xavi , whose authority has caused a lot of talk in Spain, where it is ensured that the new coach of < strong> FC Barcelona have set several strict rules internally in order to ensure discipline. “I didn't have to be a sergeant. It's more a question of order than discipline, believes Xavi . It is going very well. We are a family. The rules have been given a lot of importance and it does not matter. It's a matter of order, there is no need to shout. “

” I'm less nervous than when I was a footballer “

Asked about his feelings on the eve of his big debut, Xavi remained calm , while indicating that he already expects a lot from his troops: “I am very calm, positive, happy and excited. I am very happy to be in what I consider my home. Less nervous than when I was a footballer. The hard part is being a footballer and doing things on the pitch. How long do I need? I do not know. It depends a lot on me, the staff. This week, we have been very demanding of the team, with individual and collective interviews. But we have to be because we don't have time. I hope that tomorrow we can already see things in the game, tactically and psychologically. And in the result. “

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