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Xavi talks Roque, Araujo, Pedri, Real Madrid, transfers ahead of Almeria vs Barcelona

Barcelona go back to action in La Liga on Thursday night as competitors takes one last velocity before the conclusion of the season.

Having went back to 2nd location with a win over Real Sociedad over the weekend, the Blaugranas can extend their lead over Girona to 4 points tomorrow as Michel’s side dropped 3 indicate Villarreal last night.

Playing versus 20th-placed Almeria on match day 35, additionally, Barcelona are the clear preferred to take home 3 points.

Speaking to the media ahead of Barcelona’s midweek clash, Xavi spoke at length about his group’s present kind, the transfer window that lies ahead and the present monetary scenario.

He started, nevertheless, by talking about the goal that lay ahead of them at Estadio del Mediterraneo and firmly insisting that Almeria were not as bad as the league standings showed.

“They deserve more points than they have. They are now free from pressure after the confirmation of their relegation.”

“They will play quietly with nothing to lose with quality players who know how to play well against big teams. They are not in a bad time. The result depends on us,” he included.

He then went on to expose why tomorrow’s outcome was so important for the Catalans.

“Tomorrow’s match is the target of minimums, for prestige and an economic issue.”

On his gamers

Xavi was very first quizzed about Vitor Roque’s scenario in the dressing space, the child’s absence of minutes and his future at the club.

“There is no debate. He is developing. There are players ahead [on the pecking order] and that’s why he plays less. This has happened all my life.”

Commenting on his choice to field rotations in the group’s last video game, the supervisor stated,

“We were fine but there was fatigue. Araujo is still injured and tomorrow we will decide, there will be one per line. Gündogan will be unavailable through suspension.”

“Ronald knows what I think, today I have talked to him, in a sincere way and he knows what I want and hope for his future. He is happy here,” he included on Araujo’s future.

When inquired about whether Pedri would begin on the night and an upgrade on the Canary Islander’s scenario, Xavi called the midfielder a difference-maker.

“It depends on the game, the other day they pressed us up front. If he is okay, he will be a difference both in defence and attack.”

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Staying on the subject of midfielders, Xavi likewise loaded appreciation on Marc Casado stating,

“I have said it many times. I like him, he competes very well. The idea is that he stays with us and at least does the pre-season.”

Finally, Xavi provided his 2 cents on Joao Felix and his function in the group as he gets in the last month of his stint on loan at Barcelona.

“Joao has helped us a lot, he has good numbers, but he has competition. He is competing with Raphinha, who is playing at a great level, Ferran and Lewy. Joao has been important and he has to continue until the end of the championship.”

On the transfer window

The Barcelona supervisor likewise supplied numerous updates on the group’s upcoming summer season transfer window and what fans can anticipate to alter next month.

“We will decide with the fair play but it’s not the time to respond,” he started decently.

“The president and Deco are positive but the economic issue will mark our sports planning,” he included.

Speaking on taking on Real Madrid, who are set to generate Kylian Mbappe and Endrick among others, the coach stated,

“We are going to try to compete (with Madrid). The situation is difficult economically and is nothing like it was twenty-five years ago.”

“Now we are not in the same conditions with clubs with better fair play. The fan should know. It doesn’t mean that we don’t try to achieve the goals,” he included.

Elaborating on how Barcelona’s financial scenario has actually taken a high fall in current times, Xavi firmly insisted that a complete restore would need perseverance.

“25 years ago, the coach came and said ‘I love this one, this one and this one’. It doesn’t work like that anymore. I understand it and that’s how we’re going to adjust to it.”

“That doesn’t mean we’re not going to compete. We need stability and time. There are good things to compete,” he concluded.

Source: Mundo Deportivo


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