Xavi: “We are Barça and the demand is maximum”

Xavi: "We are Barça and the demand is maximum"

Xavi Hernández, announced last morning by Barcelona as their new coach until June 2024, proclaimed in his first words as a Barça player that his challenge as head of the first team is “the highest demand. We are Barça and at Barça the demand is always is maximum “.

Still at the Doha airport, before traveling to Barcelona and after saying goodbye to Al-Sadd, the Catalan coach reiterated his conviction that despite the circumstances Barça “is the best club in the world and the best club in the world has to win, can not tie or lose, therefore, always maximum requirement “.

“We will try to make the players happy and happy. We will have to work hard and with clear objectives of trying to win” he solved, ensuring that in first person “I am very positive; this is the biggest challenge in my career, I am very happy because I return to home, to Barça, and it is a major challenge “.

“Everyone has done their part, I am very grateful to Barça and their trust because they have come to Doha, there was a contract termination and we have all done our part,” he explained, without going into details, regarding the negotiations of his departure from Al-Sadd, summing up his feelings in gratitude “to all.”

“It has been difficult because we had to undo the termination and also make the new contracts of all the staff” revealed Xavi, highlighting the work carried out by “the vice president Rafa Yuste and Mateu Alemany and also the president. We have all rowed so that he could get excited “.

“I am very grateful to Sergi for his work these days. Working as a team is the most important thing and now what there is is a very important game,” he said, without referring to his presence in the Vigo game (he will follow him on television from Barcelona) and warning that from then on “the most important thing” will be “to talk to the players … In the end, I have also experienced bad situations and this is not the best moment in the club’s history, but I want to explain to you what my idea”.

“I want to make a team. I think it is a matter of teamwork and I arrive with a lot of desire to do things well, but obviously I need to talk to them to see how they are,” he explained, refusing to assess the collective quality of his squad and condemning that the The team there is “is what we have and it’s time to get to work from minute one, which is now.”

Reencountering former teammates Xavi saw it as “an advantage. I know five players (Ter Stegen, Alba, Busquets, Piqué and Sergi Roberto) because they were teammates of mine and I know how they train, how they are … And they are the team captains. That’s an advantage, for sure. “

Xavi, who left Barcelona in June 2015 after winning the treble in his last season as a Barça footballer, will finally be presented as a new coach next Monday at noon after having led Al-Sadd for the last two years, of which he he fired to close his return to the Camp Nou.

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