Barcelona manager Xavi spoke to the press before the game against Elche on Sunday. Xavi discussed rumors about his travel to Munich to meet with Erling Haaland: “I can’t give you details… we work on the present and future of the club”.
“When things can be announced we will announce it – as we did with Pablo Torre, who is an excellent signing”.
Xavi on Dani Alves’ contract extension
Dani Alves contract extension could be discussed soon, Barca manager Xavi confirms: “I hope he will continue with us – Dani Alves can be considered a role model. His impact for our team is amazing, he helps us a lot”
Barcelona manager Xavi didn’t deny his trip to Munich to meet with Erling Haaland – then he added: “I haven’t seen a player yet who doesn’t want to sign for Barcelona. Everyone is excited to come to Barca”.
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Xavi on Pablo Torre
Xavi: “Pablo Torre is a Barça player. We explained our idea to him, we told him what we wanted and he is the one who decided to come. I am honest and I do not deceive anyone, I told him what awaits him here.”
He added “Pablo Torre? We have followed him. He is a natural talent, he can play both as an interior midfielder and as a winger, he can play with both legs, has a great passing ability and is great at set pieces. He is a signing for the present and the future.”
Xavi on working with the President of Barcelona and the Sporting Director
Xavi: “We are a team, with the president at the helm, and nothing is decided unilaterally because we work together, Mateu Alemany, Jordi Cruyff, the staff… I’m a consensus person and then we all decide.”
Xavi on Riqui Puig
Xavi: “Riqui Puig? He has a lot of competition, fierce competition and I feel bad not giving him more minutes. He trains very well, I’m happy with him, he’s improving but the pity is that there is a lot of competition in midfield with Pedri, Nico, Gavi, Frenkie.”
Xavi on his role in Barcelona’s transfers
“Explain the project to the player, the idea, the model, the city, give him love, trust, don’t cheat, be honest. I haven’t seen any player who has said no to Barcelona. Everybody wants to come.”