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Xavi admits to being “in shock” about “the Alves thing”

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez admitted to being “in shock” after the news that the ex-Barcelona footballer Dani Alves entered jail this Friday after declaring before the Mossos d’Esquadra and the investigating court due to the complaint of a 23-year-old woman for an alleged rape at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona.

“It is difficult to comment on a situation like this. Like everyone, I am surprised, shocked, in shock. Knowing what Dani is like is a subject that has surprised me. I feel very bad for him. It is a matter of justice and justice will dictate whatever, we cannot enter into that,” added the Barca coach on this matter at the press conference prior to the match against Getafe.

Xavi and Alves met when the Brazilian arrived at the Barcelona club in the summer of 2008. Both coincided in the locker room of the Catalan team as players from then until 2015, when Xavi left. In 2022, they became part of Barcelona again at the same time. This time, with Xavi as a coach and Alves as a footballer.

After the judge’s decision to impose provisional prison on Alves, his current club, the Mexican Pumas, decided to terminate his contract. The president of the entity explained in a press conference that the termination was “for good cause”. On January 1, Alves had renewed the contract with Pumas until June 30.


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