The technician already speaks clearly about the negotiation with the Pole, although he admits that “it will not be easy”. He also alluded to the man in fashion: “Mbappe let him do what he wants, let him be happy.”
Barcelona’s coach, Xavi, spoke in the press room this Saturday in advance of the last day of the League against Villarreal . A game in which the Barça team came second and with everything resolved, so all the questions revolved around the future of Barcelona.
What message do you send to the fans and what are they playing for tomorrow?
I would like to see a competitive team tomorrow, brave. And finish with good feelings. The objective is to play well, but for that we have had the worst rival. I think they are the best team we have come across in LaLiga this season. And besides, Villarreal is playing to enter the Conference. They are two offensive teams and it will be a good show regardless of the result.
The president speaks of “just approved”. What grade do you get?
We have saved a situation that could have been worse. That’s clear to me. Since the Bayern game I told the players that we had to compete. And we have. We have gone from less to more, we have grown. But I don’t give myself a grade because they will criticize me. But we have saved a critical situation. We are embodying the idea of the game. But Barça cannot afford another year without winning trophies. Internally, I have already told the players what I think. We have turned it around; you have to turn it around for next season.
What news do you have on economic levers; Are you impatient not knowing what to do?
The president transmits confidence to me and that we will be able to reinforce ourselves. But we have done sports planning. But I also don’t want them to talk so much about money that they then criticize me for talking about money. But it’s not up to me for money; let’s talk about football