Xavi Hernandez, who on Wednesday visited his summer campus, said that FC Barcelona has "a team good enough to make history". The midfielder is very excited about the season that’s about to begin.
Rested, and with new goals in mind. That’s how we now find Xavi Hernandez, who’ll
return to training next Monday, when the team begins its preseason. "I'm ready to start" he said at
the press conference that he offered at his summer campus, at the installations of the Sanctuari
del Collell. Xavi stressed that the team has a squad good enough to continue making history. He is
still very hungry.
Xavi on Alexis: “he can score and unbalance defences"
Many of the questions put to Xavi were about new signings. One of the names most
mentioned was Alexis Sanchez. Xavi’s opinion about the Chilean player is that "In his
repertoire he is great in a one on one situation, he can score goals, and he can unbalance
defences. He’s dynamic, vertical, and direct". If his move to Barça is confirmed, Xavi said
it would be a "spectacular" signing.
"Cesc is suffering"
The other name on everyone’s lips is Cesc Fabregas. Xavi acknowledged having
spoken with Cesc in the Summer. "I spoke to Cesc in Ibiza and he said he was suffering, because he
really wants to come. It’s what he most wants, he’s done everything he can to come and
wants Arsenal to let him go" he said, although he did clarify that now everything depends on the
On the other hand, Xavi also commented on the possible departure of Bojan Krkic.
"I'm sorry that he might leave, although a change of scenery might be the best for him" he said. On
Fontàs and Thiago, both members of the 1st team squad from this season on, he is in no doubt. "Both
players are ready, just like the other players in the squad" he concluded.