Barcelona has once again occupied the pages of sports media. For several reasons: on one side there is real chaos around infected and injured players, and coach Xavi can hardly put together two teams in training, with all the youngsters.
And, on the other hand, Ferran Torres arrived, the first winter reinforcement, while Ousmane Dembele is already out of the club with one foot, because he refused to extend his contract. Xavi talked about all that in front of Spanish journalists, and the reason for gathering on the first day of the new year is the match with Mallorca, which will be played tomorrow in the Balearics.
With selected words, the Barça coach commented on the arrival of Ferran Torres. "Ferran is a spectacular reinforcement for us both as a player and as a person. He will bring us a lot because he can play in several positions in the attack.
" Xavi did not give up on Dembele either. He still hopes for a positive outcome. "Negotiations are underway. Sometimes agents are too heavy. Our position is clear and the process is ongoing. I am still optimistic about Dembele's stay, we are rowing in the same direction."
"I talked to him again. I am not disappointed, although it is obvious that the agent does not understand that the club is in a complicated situation. We made a good offer to Ousmane, in economic and sports terms. I think this is a good opportunity for him and he should not miss it.
The Barça coach did not want to talk about Alvaro Morata, who is on Xavi's wish list. "Let's just talk about the players who are here. Everything else is hypothetical. Talking about him or other players will not bring anything good.
" Xavi also pointed out that it is not clear to him why the match with Mallorca was not postponed when Barça cannot count on a huge number of players. "We are in an incredibly difficult situation, we have 17-18 players who cannot play.
I think that the match had to be postponed. Sevilla's match was postponed when it was without three South Americans." "El Clásico was canceled in basketball as well. There is no point in playing tomorrow.
The situation is chaotic. "Nothing is clear to me, it's not a normal situation" Xavi said We are all aware that the situation is difficult at the moment, but La Liga seems to have its own principles