Sport Barça, a new blow for Xavi

11:25  20 november  2021
11:25  20 november  2021 Source:   sports.fr

Barcelona hail return of 'absolute legend' Xavi as coach

  Barcelona hail return of 'absolute legend' Xavi as coach Barcelona confirmed the return of Xavi Hernandez as coach on Saturday, with the legendary midfielder facing an immense challenge to restore the fallen Spanish giants to their former glory. Xavi faces a formidable challenge after Barcelona let Lionel Messi join Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. In Europe, Barca face a fight even to qualify for the knock-out stages of the Champions League while any rebuild will have to be carried out on a shoestring budget as the club struggles to deal with the debts it partly built up paying Messi's wages.

Les Barcelonais ont été totalement impuissants. © provided by Sports.co.uk The Barcelona have been totally helpless.

Arrived on the Catalan bench, less than two weeks ago, Xavi is being activated behind the scenes to rebuild the team and chain the good results in the short term. The situation is more than worrying at Barcelona . Authors of a season start more than mixed, the teammates of Marc-André Ter Stegen are in ninth place of Liga and still have not ensured their place for the round of 16 of the Champions League. Not having the means to recruit as it pleased with Mercato, the former al-Sadd coach will also have to deal with a diminished workforce.

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Xavi Surprised with "Next Messi"

 Xavi Surprised with The successful debut of Xavi as a coach of the FC Barcelona stood above all two youngters in focus. A finger tie towards the future? © Provided by sport1.de Xavi Surprised with "Next Messi" is that the way that helps the FC Barcelona back to old shine? with a 1-0 victory in the CityBerry against Espanyol Barcelona celebrated Xavi a successful coach debut for the Catalans. The game was no reason to get in ecstasy, Memphis Depay redeemed Barca with his hit from the penalty point.

Pedri, the 18-year-old Spanish International, which had to take the reins of the Catalan cottage this season after the departure of Lionel Messi, still did not have the chance to prove his talent. Having been entitled to four appearances all competitions, the former midfielder of Las Palmas was hampered by injuries since the beginning of the current sports exercise. Victim of a breakfast from the quadriceps of the left thigh, he wounded against Bayern Munich on September 14th.

If his return to the competition was planned for the next few days, Pedri must finally take his trouble. According to sports information, Spanish has relapsed and should be absent one more month. A very bad news for FC Barcelona. Aware of the problem of the infirmary, with the absence of many players because of physical seals, Xavi is bringing a real revolution internally by replacing several elements of the medial service .

Pep offers his verdict on Xavi’s return to Barcelona .
‘He knows the club and will bring positive energy’Xavi was officially presented on Monday and faces a challenge with the team struggling in La Liga and already 11 points off top spot.

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