Xavi rules out removing Dembélé if he does not renew with Barcelona

BARCELONA – Xavi Hernández acknowledged this Friday that each Barcelona match “is vital” and warned that in the current situation of “urgency” there is only one clear approach in the team: “Win tomorrow, win the next game, and win again. Now this is so because here it is not worth not winning “.

The Barça coach, who acknowledged his many doubts with Ansu Fati, made it clear that Ousmane Dembélé’s situation does not affect him on the sporting level because he would count on him even if he did not renew and made it clear that Frenkie de Jong “is non-transferable. Totally”.

“Barça always aspires to win everything and time will tell how far we have come but this is a team made to win and compete, a daily requirement because there is no rest until the holidays,” said Xavi, turning away from his gaze “now” the game Wednesday against Bayern Munich because the main thing is to focus on Real Betis. “Now they are a direct rival, they are above us and we cannot lose points if we want to connect and fight for the League. We will play with the best eleven, with whom I think they can perform better due to the circumstances. “

“We have left him a very clear position, but it is that, as far as I know, it is not just an economic issue. He wants to feel important, part of a project and is a very important player for us. I already said that he can be the best of the world in its position.

“We think of him as a key figure in this project. If it is because of the sports project, he is happy and I prefer to be positive. He wants to feel loved and he will have that.”

“He has a contract and I think he has to play. It would not be the objective to think about leaving him in the stands if he does not renew because I am very clear in that sense. If he has a contract he has to play, also because of the image of the club and I do not value another option, I do not contemplate it. “

“He is showing great commitment and is trying hard … But we have to be cautious because we cannot lose him again and the best thing is that he is one hundred percent.

“It will not be easy for him to be in Munich next Wednesday because in the current situation we cannot risk losing more players. We have vital games and when he is one hundred percent he will play.”

“He is non-transferable, I have it very clear. He is a very important player, capable of marking the differences as seen the other day, that he scored. He has that last pass … The other day he played between the lines and showed us the Frenkie we want It was exceptional. “

“It is an example. For La Masía, for the professionals, for the coaches … He has been playing with problems for a year and has been unfair to him, he has been criticized, he has been whistled being from the house despite his involvement and it has not been fair.

“I recommended that he stop to clean up. We have to value him because he is a fundamental player for the team and we hope that when he recovers he will be happy and be able to perform at his best because the team needs him.”

“He is a player that I like a lot and in fact we value his signing for Al Sadd. He is a very important footballer for Betis, a bit the metronome of the team.”

“I think it was Pep who said that it is never unfair that they give Messi a Ballon d’Or and I think the same. Maybe Lewandowski also deserved it but when they open the envelope and say Messi, for me it is fair. Without a doubt.

“At the end there is a vote, the votes are added and the winner is just … In history my thought is that Pelé was the best of his time, Maradona of his, Di Stéfano perhaps of his, but everything evolves and If someone like Leo comes out 30 years from now, maybe we can say that he is better than him. But now I have no doubts, I think Leo is the best in history, for me there is no color. “

“The club is working to strengthen itself and if so, someone would have to leave. We have to be careful about the salary limit but it is still early, although we are working with the club to make some incorporation, that is the reality.

“Cavani … I think he is a good footballer but I prefer to talk about the ones we have here because they need our love and that of the fans to perform at their best. He is a good player, yes, of course “.

“I prefer to think about what we have in each position and that if someone comes, he adapts to what we need … But I’m not going to talk about names.”