“There are players who don’t understand the position game, despite being at Barça”

Sant Joan DespíThe siren songs and the name dance of the winter market are hovering more and more in Barça’s news, despite Xavi Hernández wanting to focus on this Saturday’s match against Elche (6.30pm, Movistar LaLiga) . “It will not be easy to strengthen the team due to the situation of fair play and the tabs we have, but I am working with the club to be able to strengthen us both in the short and long term. Especially in the front positions, where it is clear that we need reinforcements, “said the Terrassa coach. enough mechanisms to get rid of some of the high-profile players in the low-performing squad – the most obvious cases being those of Umtiti and Coutinho – and that this allows them to sign. “Yes, we value various alternatives and the possibility of departures. We are working on it, “said the Barça coach.

Xavi has insisted on not talking about proper names for players who are not at Barça, but he has answered the words of Javier Tebas, who in recent days has not tired of repeating that the economic situation of the Barça club makes that it is impossible to think of Erling Haaland’s landing in Barcelona. “Everyone would be interested in players like Haaland playing in the league, and he should be the main one,” he said.

The Barça coach has commented on Dembélé, who will be free to negotiate his future with any club in a few days because he has not yet renewed. “I had a meeting with him yesterday. He wants to stay at Barça, he is happy here. He knows the sports project we have and how it will be important for us. Now it is a matter for his representatives and the club to I have been clear with him and I am positive about his renewal. ” The Frenchman, who finished the last game with a small muscle ailment, already completed all the training yesterday and will be there against Elche. Jordi Alba, who is out in Pamplona, ​​is also available to play this Saturday against Elche.

Xavi’s surprise

Regarding the raw sporting reality of the team, Xavi wants to continue to maintain a positive spirit. “I have a lot of confidence in the squad and the players. The results are not accompanying, but we have to believe in the process and the project. It’s true that we have significant losses, but I don’t want to excuse myself. “No matter how good the results, we have to say that the attitude is good and we are working hard. However, the Catalan coach expressed his surprise at one of the main shortcomings found in the squad: “There are players who find it difficult to understand the position game, which is surprising because we are at Barça. This chip change is costing them a bit, but we are improving a lot. Against Elche we will see a brave team, with a lot of post-loss pressure, installed in a rival field, looking for spaces … “

Finally, Xavi also wanted to break a spear in favor of his team and said that he is confident that they still have time to fight for all the titles that are at stake. “We can’t give away anything or get out of the fight for the League. I’ve seen them in all their colors. The Cup starts in January, we have the Super Cup and the Europa League. We are working and it is difficult for us to get the results. but the team is growing and adapting to our philosophy of play. I think we are on the right track, “he concluded.



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