Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi wants to turn the page Lionel Messi!

Posted on November 9, 2021 at 5:15 am by T.M.

Now on the FC Barcelona bench, Xavi will have to put the Catalan club back on the right track. And inevitably, we will have to do without Lionel Messi, who joined PSG this summer.

This summer, the soap opera Lionel Messi made the football planet tremble. Agree with Joan Laporta to extend with FC Barcelona , the Argentinian was ultimately unable to initial his contract. Free, he then joined PSG . A blow for Barca, who must now learn to live without Messi, who has carried the team on his shoulders for more than a decade. And without the six-time Ballon d'Or, the start of the season has been very complicated. For Xavi , we will therefore have to change that and reverse the trend.

“Leo is no longer there”

On the occasion of his introductory press conference on Monday, Xavi was asked about Lionel Messi . With the Argentinian out of FC Barcelona today, the Blaugrana coach explained: “Messi sent me a message and he wished me luck. I wish him the best, he is the best player in the history of the club, but he is no longer there. We have the players we have and we have to work with them. Leo is no longer there “. To see how Xavi will manage to overcome this absence of Lionel Messi .

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