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featurefootball3 months ago

La Furia Roja's fragilities represent a larger issue at play for Spanish football

How far would you go? To battle for your principles, your way of doing things, standing still stubbornly while the world around you evolves and leaves the world you once knew behind? Would you still stand by your principle and tactics? The formation and methodology that once worked so well?
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newsfootball4 months ago

Reports | Xavi rejects chance to be Brazil's assistant manager ahead of the 2022 World Cup

According to ESPN, Xavi Hernandez has reportedly rejected a role to be Brazil’s assistant manager ahead of the 2022 World Cup with him set to reportedly take over from Tite after the World Cup. The Barcelona legend currently coaches Qatari side Al Sadd and has recently signed an extension with them.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Doesn’t interest or annoy me to hear names being linked with Barcelona, admits Ronald Koeman

Ronald Koeman has confessed that despite rumours linking Xavi and even Pep Guardiola to the Barcelona job, it hasn’t affected him with his focus solely on helping the team thrive. The La Liga giants are in the process of appointing a new president and have been linked with new managerial choices.
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newsfootball7 months ago

Marco Verratti really wanted to sign for Barcelona, claims Donato Di Campli

Marco Verratti’s former agent Donato Di Campli has revealed that the Italian midfielder really wanted to sign for Barcelona at one stage in his career with the La Liga giants keen as well. The 28-year-old signed for Paris Saint-Germain in 2012 from Pescara and has become one of the best since then.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Frenkie de Jong can become an era defining player for Barcelona, proclaims Xavi

Xavi Hernandez believes that Frenkie de Jong has the potential and talent to define an era at Barcelona and admitted that the move for the former Ajax star made him very happy. The midfielder signed for the club last summer but like most at Barcelona, he struggled to consistently impress.
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newsfootballa year ago

Manchester City need three exceptional players to transform their team, feels Xavi

Barcelona legend and Al Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez has revealed that in order to improve, Manchester City and Pep Guardiola need three exceptional players. The Cityzens were knocked out in spectacular fashion from the Champions League by Olympique Lyon and finished second in the Premier League.
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newsfootballa year ago

Reports | Barcelona create three-man shortlist to replace Quique Setien

Despite only appointing Quique Setein in January, ESPN has reported that Barcelona have created a three man shortlist of Ronald Koeman, Mauricio Pochettino and Xavi Hernandez to replace Setien. The former Real Betis boss has reportedly failed to impress his new employers since taking over.
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newsfootballa year ago

Whatever happens Xavi has to return back to Barcelona, asserts Samuel Eto'o

Samuel Eto’o has revealed that he asked former teammate Xavi Hernandez to return to their former club FC Barcelona as a part of their coaching staff. Not only that, but the Cameroonian also lauded the efforts of Luis Suarez and claimed that he is one of the best strikers in the world at present.
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newsfootballa year ago

Manchester United would have won six Champions League titles in another era, claims Paul Scholes

Paul Scholes has claimed that Manchester United could have won five or six European Cups, but the great Barcelona and Real Madrid teams prevented them from doing domainating. Scholes spent his career at Old Trafford and won several trophies including the Champions League on a couple of occasions.
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newsfootballa year ago

Open about the fact that I want to return to Barcelona, confesses Xavi

Barcelona legend and Al Sadd manager Xavi Hernandez has admitted that he’s open about the fact that he wants to return to Camp Nou in the future. An integral part of a trophy filled era for both Spain and Barcelona, the 40-year-old is considered to be amongst the best to ever grace a football field.
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