Xavi talks Gavi, Eric Garcia, and Raphinha forward of Ceuta


Xavi Hernandez press conference
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Take a look at the newest from the Barcelona boss

Xavi has been speaking to the press forward of Barcelona’s subsequent recreation on Thursday towards Ceuta within the Copa del Rey.

The Barcelona boss spoke about his staff’s subsequent opponents, supplied updates on Memphis Depay and Raphinha in addition to Ronald Araujo and Robert Lewandowski.

Listed below are the perfect bits:

Xavi on Ceuta

Our goal is to win titles so we need to play an excellent recreation, present our dominance towards this aspect. They’re two classes decrease however we noticed already towards Intercity that these groups can push us into extra-time.

Xavi on Memphis Depay

I don’t have any information relating to Memphis. He’s our participant, he’s an amazing skilled, he’s there once I want him, he’s nice within the dressing room, he’s optimistic and proper now he’s our participant. We’ll see what occurs. I rely on him as my participant.

Xavi on how the staff are feeling

Now’s one other nice take a look at for us to provide this success some continuity. We’re in an excellent second proper now. We gained a remaining, it gave us nice emotions, however now we have to proceed.

Xavi on upsetting the Ceuta boss

I felt unhealthy afterward. I didn’t imply it that manner. I simply meant he had been taking part in towards a staff from a decrease class. Intercity made life troublesome. The Copa now could be a one-match knockout spherical and we should be alert. I’ve additionally performed within the decrease classes. I’ve loads of respect for the Ceuta coach. They’ve an analogous fashion of play as us. I didn’t imply to disrespect him by any means. I’ve massive respect for the staff and their coach. I stated it close to their standings.

Xavi on accidents

The one participant who must relaxation is Araujo but it surely’s nothing essential, I simply need him to relaxation. The others are all obtainable. We are going to determine the checklist after coaching.

Xavi on Eric Garcia

Eric is at all times helpful to me. He’s performed nice video games with us. For me he’s a assure on the again. I’ve loads of confidence in him. There’s clearly loads of competitors. He can be essential and can proceed to be within the squad.

Xavi on if Gavi may go away due to contract points

No he’s going to remain right here 100%. He’s completely satisfied, he feels valued. We’re pleased with him. I don’t suppose there can be any issues.

Xavi on youth gamers that includes towards Ceuta

We’ll see. This afternoon we are going to prepare. Alarcon will journey with us. We’ll see how the remaining are. We’ll determine after coaching

Xavi on if Eric’s had an harm?

Within the World Cup there was a distinct coach that determined to not play him. Right here we’re very pleased with him. He had slightly little bit of an harm after the Espanyol recreation however that stated we rely on him. Tomorrow there’s a recreation. Sunday one other one. He’ll be essential.

Xavi on Arsenal wanting Raphinha

I attempt to be clear with my gamers. I’m very pleased with them. I don’t need anybody to depart. I’m pleased with the squad, tremendous pleased with the ambiance. The opposite factor is that if a participant needs to depart. I need to perceive his state of affairs. If gamers need to play extra, I perceive that.

Xavi on if Tremendous Cup defeat is finish of period for Actual Madrid

I don’t know. We attempt to begin a brand new period. We gained our first title which was essential for the membership. It offers us peace of thoughts, confidence. I think about the gamers really feel slightly bit relieved and are in a position to let their skills shine. The opposite groups should not our concern.

Xavi on Memphis half 2

We are going to speak with him, attempt to perceive his state of affairs, what he needs. It’s a private state of affairs if he needs to depart. I do know it’s not a straightforward state of affairs for him however we’ll speak.

Xavi on Lewandowski

We’ll speak to the gamers, see how they really feel, he might be essential for us tomorrow since he gained’t play on Sunday. He’ll journey and our intention is he’ll take part.

Xavi on Christensen

He’s one other assure on the again. He’s nice on the ball. He appears shy however he has loads of character. He’s snug on the ball, feels good on this fashion of play, technically he’s nice, he’s quick, good within the air. That’s why we signed him. We knew he may make a distinction.

Xavi on Frenkie de Jong

I believe he feels snug. We give him extra freedom so that he’s the free man of the staff. He has extraordinary situations to be the most effective midfielders on this planet. He’s at a wonderful degree.

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