Mercato Mercato – Barcelona: Xavi unveils his action plan for recruitment!

During the next summer transfer window, Xavi intends to hit the market very hard. But to be able to strengthen his workforce, the Barça coach will have to do a lot of cleaning beforehand. Present at a press conference this Saturday afternoon, Xavi gave a full update on the summer recruitment of FC Barcelona.

Barely arrived, Xavi struck a blow on the market. Indeed, the FC Barcelona coach has offered the services of Dani Alves, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. And despite the big Catalan financial difficulties, Xavi intends to redouble his efforts during the next summer transfer window. Present at a press conference this Saturday afternoon, the ex-technician of Al-Sadd gave himself completely to the summer recruitment of FC Barcelona.

“We need players who are reliable in positional play”
“What’s your news on economic levers?” The president gives me confidence that we will be able to strengthen ourselves. But we did sports planning. I don’t want to talk too much about money, because I risk being criticized for it. It’s not for me to talk about money, let’s talk about football instead. (Will Xavi take a vacation and turn off his cell phone?) I’m positive and grateful. Sometimes it’s stressful and frustrating. I’m in the best club in the world, I love it and I’m not going to stop working. Sign this one, sign another. Prepare training sessions.…

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Barcelona: Xavi clearly announces the color for the summer transfer window!

While the summer transfer window promises to be hectic at FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi made big announcements about it this Monday at a press conference.

During the last winter transfer window, FC Barcelona took a new turn. Indeed, while Joan Laporta had brought Xavi back to the bench a few weeks earlier, the month of January marked the real starting point for the Blaugrana’s new project. The reconstruction thus began with the arrivals of Dani Alves, Ferran Torres, Adama Traoré and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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Enough to allow Barça to fully revive and Xavi’s men currently occupy second place in La Liga. However, to go even higher and regain the heights in Europe, we will have to strengthen ourselves further. For this summer, Xavi is very ambitious, expecting many recruits. Moreover, this Monday, during his visit to the press conference before the match against Celta Vigo, the FC Barcelona coach was very clear for the upcoming transfer window.

“Barça must have at least two players per position”
The end of the season is approaching and so is the opening of the summer transfer window. Thus, in front of the journalists, Xavi expressed his expectations for this offseason. The FC Barcelona coach then explained: “The recruits? We did a sports diagnosis. Then there is the economic aspect which does not belong to me. The club is working on this. We know what we need. (…) Will we be able to recruit…

Xavi after Barça qualified for the Champions League: “In November, we were ninth”

Thanks to its victory obtained in the last moments against Betis (2-1), Barça will play the Champions League next year. An accomplishment that Xavi, the Catalan coach, relishes.

Xavi, coach of FC Barcelona, ​​after the victory on the wire against Betis (2-1): “This team believes in it until the end, it has a competitive soul. And that, in November, was not the case. We are Barça, that’s the least we can demand, but in November, we were ninth, we weren’t even qualified for the Europa League… and that’s it, we reached our goal, to qualify for the Champions League. We are already planning for the summer, but first we have to diagnose what happened. From now on, we will have less pressure to achieve our other objective, which is to stay in 2nd place in La Liga. We saved the day.

(On Ansu Fati) He has a lucky star. He has a sense of goal, he is a player who makes the difference. When others need 3-4 chances to score, he, with half a chance, puts it in the back. Even hitting it badly, it goes in. He feels very close to the surface, whether as a winger or number 9, that’s where he likes to be. I told him it was going to be fine, and it was fine. »

Barcelona and Napoli players display anti-conflict message: “Stop the war”

Despite being prohibited by UEFA, the demonstration was made by the two squads before the match this afternoon. Photo: (David S. Bustamante/Socrates/Getty Images)

The war on the Ukraine-Russia border made players from Barcelona and Napoli, before today’s match valid for the second phase of the Europa League, enter with a banner on the lawn of the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, in southern Italy, and display it for all to see.

In the demonstration, whose main act was the display of a white banner with the words “Stop the war”, the athletes interspersed, showing union, and posed so that the photographers present at the stadium could register the moment.

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UEFA, European football’s governing body, prohibits political and religious manifestations from taking place in competitions that are governed by the organization’s umbrella. Interestingly, the referee of the match between Napoli and Barcelona was Sergey Karasev, a Russian national.

Also on Thursday, another demonstration was made in Europa League matches. In the clash between Atalanta and Olympiacos, Ukrainian midfielder Ruslan Malinovsky, of Ukrainian origin, lifted his shirt after scoring two goals in the match and displayed a message on his garment underneath: “No war in Ukraine”.