Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Xavi: “I’m shocked with Dani Alves, in a state of shock”

The Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandezevaluated the case of Daniel Alves at the press conference prior to the League match this Sunday at the Camp Nou. “It is difficult to comment on a situation like this. I am surprised and shocked meeting Dani. Justice will dictate whatever: we cannot enter there. But yes, shocked and in a state of shock, ”admitted the Barça coach, who was a teammate of the Brazilian player and also had him under his command in the squad. “I know very badly for Dani ”, he acknowledged then on the situation of the footballer, who has been provisionally detained without bail for an alleged rape.

The Barca coach valued as very positive the moment his team is going through after adding the first title of the season and qualifying in Ceuta, with a win, for the quarterfinals of the Cup. “If we are not the best, it is one of the best,” he stressed. “We also had a good run after the tie with the Lightningbut this victory against Madrid, which has meant a title, gives us a lot of morale and confidence, but we want to “.

Praises to Getafe

In that sense, Xavi warned about the visit of Getafe from Quique Sánchez Flores to the Camp Nou (6:30 p.m.), for whom he had very good words, despite going through a difficult time. “Quique works very well on the defensive line. It is a very physical team that plays very direct football. And it will be a game that we will have to play with patience, attacking spaces. One of those games that can be choking, but we hope that by the time you’re in shape, we can win and score three points that are very important, ”he explained.

For this match, Xavi will not be able to count on those sanctioned Lewandowski Y ferran torres, and he already revealed after the Cup match against Ceuta that this will guarantee Ansu Fati ownership. “TV is going to play a decisive role. It’s a difference. It has communion with the goal and goal in every way. It will be important for the team and much more now that Lewandowski fails.”

On the squad list for the match, Xavi has included all available players, no longer Memphis DePay, transferred to Atlético. This is how the subsidiary players are included Pablo Torre and Angel Alarcon and the Barcelona coach also recovers Araujo and Frenkie de Jong, who rested in the Copa del Rey with some physical discomfort.

Xavi He also referred to the departure of Memphis DePay and the preferential option that the club has secured in the operation of the Dutch striker to take over the services of Yannick Carrasco. “Memphis asked out. He had a proposal from Atlético and he was not comfortable in this situation, because he needs to feel important and participate more. I understood it and said that he could leave, ”he explained to consider that it was an advantageous solution for all parties. “It gives us a little margin for fair play. Now we will see what we will do. If we can strengthen ourselves better; if not, I already said that I am happy with what we have”.

About the incorporation of the rojiblanco carrascoInstead, he was more prudent. “Barça saves this purchase option and see if at the end of the season, we are interested.”

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