Xavi’s Press Conference Ahead Of Copa Del Rey Clash Against Linares

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Xavi's Press Conference Ahead Of Copa Del Rey Clash Against Linares

Xavi's Press Conference Ahead Of Copa Del Rey Clash Against Linares

Xavi’s press conference ahead of the Copa del Rey clash against Linares. This is what the manager had to say.

Xavi on Linares

“It is a difficult, complicated game. Linares play at home, with their fans. They are a smaller team, but they will be extra motivated.

Xavi on Dembele

“I’m calm waiting for news about Dembélé. I can’t do more on my part. He should make an effort and think about his future, which I think is at Barça. I’m waiting for him to make an effort. This is the best sports project for him. Nowhere will he be as happy as at Barça. Let’s see what he decides.”

Xavi on Coutinho’s playing time

“I have not spoken with Philippe about that, he is helping us when he has played. We are pending to register Alves as well and we have to balance things. With Philippe I have not talked about his situation.”

Xavi on additions

“I am with Laporta, I am very optimistic. I like that he is positive and his ambition. We are working very well and close to the goal of entering the Champions League spots. We are working hard to return Barça back to where it deserves.”

Xavi on Ricard Pruna

“He’s been with us for two weeks now and for me he’s fundamental. For me he’s the best in the world, he’s a good guy and a good professional. I’m delighted to have him here.”

Xavi on Dani Alves

“I see him very well. He is spectacular in training, with a lot of intensity and professionalism. He will help us a lot with his arrivals on the wing. He is 38 years old, but as is training will help us in many games.”

Xavi on Ter Stegen

“I told him that ball I could save as well (laughs). It is good for his confidence. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and can fail. It is a matter of confidence. I have no doubt that it he will be at his best level.”

Xavi on Laporta’s words

“We are fifth and we are coming back little by little. The signing of Ferran Torres makes the fans excited. We must follow the president, it is a positive message to say that we have returned. It is the mentality. We must be positive.”

Xavi on Neto

“Tomorrow we will decide. We have not given the squad list because we are waiting to know if we can register Alves. Neto is another situation and we will have to analyze it.”

Xavi on Memphis and Fati

“Ansu nor Memphis will be with us for tomorrow, but they are very close to returning, if it is not in Granada it will be in the next game when they return to the pitch.”

Xavi on Riqui Puig

“I am very happy with Riqui Puig. He played a very good game in Mallorca, there is a lot of competition. He already knows what I ask of him and he will have minutes, I have a lot of confidence in him.”

Xavi on Alvaro Morata

“Better to talk about those we have and who we can sign. Morata and Haaland are great players but they are not ours. If Morata signs for Barça, I will answer.”

Xavi on Demir

“Demir is part of the squad. We will see if he leaves or if he stays. They are negotiating with his representative. At the moment he is part of the squad and that’s why he trained with the group.”

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