Xavi was clearly happy when he spoke after Barcelona’s card against Plzen in their first Champions League match. A match in which Ousmane Dembele sheds light on the encounter of all his class, even to the point of overtaking Lewandowski’s author for a hat-trick. In a press conference, Xavi also made strong words about him.
“He’s happy, he’s having fun, that’s important for me, for the group… He makes the difference, he helps, he scores, he’s a ‘dagger’ and he’s in a good moment. I don’t want to throw a lot of flowers, but his individual ability is at the level of the best Neymar. He must dare. More on shooting and scoring. He’s a good boy and he should take advantage of these qualities. He’s there to make a difference and he’s doing that.”
Xavi is open to considering travel patterns
In addition, Xavi has been questioned about the controversy over travel patterns and the “sand yacht” created by Christoph Galtier and also Kylian Mbappe. The Barcelona coach gave a deeper speech on the question…
“We cannot be in a different bubble than in one society. In the end, we must look for the good of the people. We play for the people. If the government or the Generalitat (the political organization of Catalonia) suggested that to us, we would at least listen to them.” And we take them into account. With all the humility in the world, if we can do things to change society, we will. That’s why Barcelona is more than a club. We would definitely like.”
Xavi (Barcelona coach): Do you travel by train to travel? You cannot be on a different line than people. If the government — or the Catalan executive — asks us, we will listen to them and of course we will.” https://t.co/ebkkZypK9H
– Henry de Laguerie (henrydelaguerie) 7 September 2022
Xavi, the Barcelona coach, captivated last night after the victory over Plzen (5-1) by particularly evoking Ousmane Dembele … and the controversy in Paris Saint-Germain. A very clear view of the issue of travel patterns.