Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi's return is fully validated by a locker room executive!

Posted on November 23, 2021 at 7:30 am by DM

Present at a press conference on Monday, Jordi Alba returned to the departure of Ronald Koeman and believes that Xavi is the man for the job.

Joan Laporta ended up firing Ronald Koeman . Coach of FC Barcelona since summer 2020, the Dutch technician has been fired and replaced by Xavi . A legend of the Blaugrana squad, the former midfielder and world champion has agreed to return to Catalonia to lead the first team. Xavi made his debut by winning the derby against Espanyol Barcelona last Saturday (1-0) and will have to confirm against u Benfica in the Champions League on Tuesday. Present at a press conference on the eve of this meeting, Jordi Alba spoke about the change of coach and the return of Xavi.

“Xavi was the man who was to come”

“I don't think the change of coach should have been done sooner. We won a cup when nobody thought it would. I am very grateful, as is the whole team. Now we have a new coach because the president decided. He was the man who had to come, because of how he knows the club. I'm sure he'll help us (…) As a coach, I've known Xavi since this week. He has always lived football with great intensity. He put a lot of emphasis on the players, on those who have not played. I guess he would like to know the opinion of the players. It's a positive point for the team to get back on track and believe in us again. The game against Espanyol was very good and that is the line to follow, ”said Jordi Alba in remarks reported by Mundo Deportivo.

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