Seventh place, 27 points from 17 games and a lot of problems, both on and off the field. Barcelona's present is not so good for now. However, the new coach and legend of the Catalan club Xavi claims that the future is bright.
After the victory over Elche, where Barca brought its children with their goals, the young expert spoke about them, La Masia's products, the club's mainstay in the years to come. First about Gavi, the player of the match who significantly contributed to Xavi's third victory in the Primera with a goal and an assist.
The fact that he started every game under the leadership of the legendary midfielder clearly indicates that he is counting on him at the Nou Camp, and Fabrizio Romano writes that the Catalans have already prepared a new five-year contract for him, because his current one expires in a year and a half.
"Having a player like Gavi is amazing. The way he competes at 17, everything he does… He's amazing. He's the future of the club," Xavi told a post-match conference. Then about his peers. Xavi claims that they are more talented than the generation where Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Bojan Krkić played, and a year later Sergi Roberto "Not only Gavi, but also Araujo, Riqui Puig, Balde, Nico, Abde… Fantastic generation.
Moreover, better than Busquets and Pedro, because these are seven players who play at a high level. At their age, I was scared, these guys are bursting with confidence. "
However, there were objections after the match.
"Elche was not allowed to run away so much and get so much room for transition. We talked about it. We made some tactical mistakes." "Their goal affected us, but the fans were very good, and we won three fantastic points.
returned to the game thanks to our mistakes. That must not happen." "We have to go back to our model, our positional game is still not good and that surprises me. Again we did not make a tactical foul on their first goal.
Too bad, because in those moments we are not doing our job properly. We need more time," Xavi said. However, it must be admitted that Barcelona did not have a difficult opponent last night and that the victory was not easy at all.
Of course, we have to take into account the players who were on the field, but even without them, Barcelona has a fairly young team. It will take several new players if they want to play in the Champions League next season