Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez held a press conference ahead of the team’s crucial match against Getafe, where he discussed the state of the team and their preparations for the game.
Xavi emphasized that the team is fully focused on the task at hand. He acknowledged that Getafe is a tough team that defends very well, and that it will be a complicated match.
On Memphis Depay
The Barcelona manager also addressed the recent departure of Memphis Depay, who asked to leave the team in order to join Atletico Madrid. Xavi stated that Depay was not comfortable with his situation in the team, and that the club will now look to sign a replacement.
Arrest of Dani Alves
Xavi also spoke about the recent situation surrounding Dani Alves, who has been linked with a move away from the club. Xavi stated that he was surprised and shocked by the developments, as he knows Alves very well.
Signing of Yannick Carrasco
The Barcelona manager also confirmed that the club has an option to buy Yannick Carrasco from Atletico Madrid. Xavi stated that the club will evaluate the option and decide whether or not to execute it.
The Barcelona manager also praised Gavi, who has been showing a lot of maturity lately.
“Gavi is one of the players who has seen the most video sessions with us. He has matured in a very short time. He knows when he has to make fouls. Every day he competes better with that extra heart and courage with which he plays.”-Xavi hernandez
Player Injuries and Arujo and Frankie
Xavi also confirmed that some of the key players are available for the match against Getafe, but minor discomforts might force him to take a decision on them tomorrow.
“Araújo and Frenkie are available, but it’s true that they had minor discomforts. We’ll decide on them tomorrow, but from now on every match is important.”-Xavi Hernandez