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Barcelona's Xavi to make a plan to protect Ansu Fati from injuries

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022 by ESPN27 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi has said his club will make a specific plan to ensure that Ansu Fati does not get hurt again after the forward injured his hamstring. Barca will decide on Monday if Ansu is to undergo surgery after sustaining a tendon injury in the left hamstring during Thursday's 3-2 defeat at Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey. "We have had a meeting with the family and on Monday we wil...Full Story »

Onel Hernandez will only grow in confidence, claims Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022 by PA3 hits

Birmingham head coach Lee Bowyer insists Onel Hernandez is only going to get better once he gains confidence after the winger scored in their 2-1 win over Barnsley.Blues claimed their first victory since November thanks to goals from Hernandez and Scott Hogan at St Andrew’s.Bowyer was quick to praise the impact the Cuban has made since signing on loan from Norwich.“He’s a good ...Full Story »

Liverpool legend Abel Xavier looks super suave with incredible new look

Posted Monday, January 17, 2022 by hits

As a footballer, you would think being one of the select few players to cross the Merseyside divide would be what people remember you for, but when it comes to Abel Xavier, that simply isn't the case. The Portuguese defender hit the headlines when he made the controversial move from Everton to Liverpool back in January of 2002, but that wasn't the only thing that got people talking. It was, in...Full Story »

Karim Benzema reaches out to Barcelona boss Xavi after Clasico clash

Posted Friday, January 14, 2022 by 101 GREAT GOALS33 hits

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has taken to social media on Thursday, to send a simple message to Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez. Valverde makes the difference The latest edition of El Clasico was of course played out a little over 24 hours ago. The matchup came in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup, where the aforementioned Real and Barca locked horns for the 2nd time this season. ...Full Story »

Barcelona's Xavi pleased despite Real Madrid's 100th El Clasico win in Supercopa thriller

Posted Thursday, January 13, 2022 by ESPN41 hits

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez lauded his team's performance against Real Madrid on Wednesday despite going down 3-2 after extra time in a thrilling Spanish Supercopa semifinal in Saudi Arabia. Federico Valverde struck the winner in the 98th minute as Madrid recorded their 100th Clasico win after Luuk de Jong and Ansu Fati had earlier cancelled out goals from Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema...Full Story »

Barcelona's Xavi: El Clasico win over Real Madrid would kickstart season

Posted Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by ESPN40 hits

Manager Xavi Hernandez has said Wednesday's Spanish Supercopa semifinal against Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia could serve to kickstart Barcelona's season. Barca have shown signs of improvement since Xavi replaced Ronald Koeman as coach in November, climbing to within one point of the top four in LaLiga, but have yet to find any sort of consistency. They go into the Clasico on the back of a disap...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Xavi slams 'crazy' LaLiga decision to play game amid COVID-19 outbreak

Posted Sunday, January 02, 2022 by ESPN51 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has said it is "crazy" this weekend's match against Mallorca is going ahead following a COVID-19 outbreak at the Catalan club. Barca have 10 confirmed positive cases among their first-team squad and a further seven players either suspended, injured or a doubt for the game at San Moix. However, LaLiga rules state that fixtures should be played if clubs have at lea...Full Story »

Xavi: It's hard to accept that the young players are propping up the team

Posted Monday, December 13, 2021 by Marca.com34 hits

Barcelona dropped yet more points in LaLiga Santander on Sunday, conceding an 86th minute equaliser in their clash with Osasuna, and Xavi was frustrated and suggested that it was difficult to accept that it was the team's younger players who were propping up the team. Gavi, Nico and Abde were all exceptional in the match, by far the Cules' best performers, yet this left the coach frustrated a...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Xavi on crucial UCL away clash vs. Bayern: We are capable of winning

Posted Sunday, December 05, 2021 by ESPN33 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has said he believes his team can beat Bayern Munich in their crucial Champions League clash next week despite being dealt a reality check by Real Betis on Saturday. Juanmi's second-half goal earned Betis a 1-0 win in LaLiga at Camp Nou as Xavi suffered his first defeat since replacing Ronald Koeman in November. Barca's next game is a daunting trip to Munich on...Full Story »

Barcelona up Torres pursuit as Xavi open to offering former Liverpool star to Man City

Posted Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Caughtoffside.com41 hits

Barcelona is desperate to meet new manager Xavi's request to sign Manchester City's Ferran Torres. However, decimated finances are set to cause the Catalan side a headache when it comes to finding a way to stump up the massive transfer fee required. Therefore, in an effort to seal the deal, according to recent reports, the Spanish giants are opening to offering Pep Guardiola a player in exchan...Full Story »

Barcelona 'optimistic' about beating Bayern Munich in UCL finale - Xavi

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2021 by ESPN62 hits

Xavi Hernandez is optimistic Barcelona can beat Bayern Munich next month after a goalless draw with Benfica on Wednesday left their Champions League hopes hanging in the balance. Barca will have to win at the Allianz Arena on Dec. 8 to make sure of their place in the last 16 if Benfica secure three points in Lisbon against Dynamo Kiev, who are already guaranteed to finish bottom of Group E, on ...Full Story »

Lionel Messi opens up on Barcelona return, having Ramos as a teammate and tips Xavi for greatness

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by 101 GREAT GOALS80 hits

Lionel Messi this weekend opened up on a whole host of noteworthy topics during a wide-ranging interview with Marca, including the possibility of sealing a return to FC Barcelona at some point down the line. PSG switch The subject of Messi's future of course proved the headline news across a hectic summer transfer window this year. This came after it became clear, for the first time, that t...Full Story »

Barcelona's Xavi: Philippe Coutinho can become successful if he rediscovers confidence

Posted Saturday, November 20, 2021 by ESPN41 hits

New Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has said Philippe Coutinho can become an important player for the club if he can rediscover his confidence. Coutinho, 29, has failed to live up to expectations at Barca since signing from Liverpool in a club-record transfer worth €160 million in 2018. The Brazilian has struggled with injuries since returning from a loan spell with Bayern Munich in 2020,...Full Story »

Xavi keen on Chelsea trio of Pulisic, Ziyech and Hudson-Odoi

Posted Monday, November 15, 2021 by Marca.com72 hits

Xavi Hernandez is back at Barcelona as head coach and is looking to overhaul his playing squad in an attempt to turn the club's fortunes around on the pitch. The January transfer window is set to be a busy one for the Azulgrana and Xavi is reportedly looking at a potential raid of Premier League side Chelsea. The Barcelona legend is looking to secure some loan deals and has identified three ...Full Story »

Xavier Amaechi set for Bolton debut against Crewe

Posted Friday, November 12, 2021 by PA25 hits

Xavier Amaechi could make his Bolton debut in Friday’s League One home clash with basement boys Crewe.The winger, signed on loan from Hamburg over the summer, has been recovering from a fractured metatarsal suffered in pre-season and is set to be included in the Wanderers matchday squad for the first time.Josh Sheehan is available again after missing Sunday’s 2-2 FA Cup draw with Sto...Full Story »

Xavi reveals he turned down the chance to coach Brazil

Posted Tuesday, November 09, 2021 by Marca.com49 hits

New Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has confirmed that he turned down a proposal which would have seen him join the Brazilian national team set-up. The former midfielder was offered the chance, several months ago, to join Tite's coaching staff until the World Cup next year. The plan was that Xavi would then take over the reins as head coach, with Tite stepping aside after Qatar 2022. Xavi...Full Story »

Xavi's opinion on his Barcelona players

Posted Sunday, November 07, 2021 by Marca.com50 hits

Xavi Hernandez returns to the Camp Nou as Barcelona's new coach to take charge of a team captained by Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto and Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, all of whom were his former teammates. The Spanish coach hasn't hidden that he has been following Barcelona from abroad since departing the club back in 2015 and over the years he has expressed his opinion on ...Full Story »

SADD TO SEE YOU GO Xavi breaks down in tears as he says goodbye to Al Sadd players before leaving for Barcelona manager job

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2021 by hits

The 41-year-old club legend will return to take over as head coach from Ronald Koeman, who was sacked at the end of October. Xavi says goodbye to Santi Cazorla (right) and other figures at the club An emotional tears up after ending his two-year spell with Al Sadd The former midfielder had to wipe away his tears with his players also emotional by his departure And it was clearly an emotional...Full Story »

7M Daily Laugh - Welcome back to Barca Xavi

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2021 by 7M Sport162 hits

Let's start our 7M Daily Laugh today.   Welcome back to Barca Xavi   He froze   True   Waka Waka & Wavin Flag.   Trophyless Madrid   The Legacy Continues...   Karma hits back   Please stay tuned on 7M Daily Laugh. There will be more fun tomorrow! (Credit: Just toon it, trollfootball, AZR Organization)Full Story »

Barcelona set to appoint Xavi as new head coach as Laporta says deal is imminent

Posted Saturday, November 06, 2021 by Goal.com60 hits

Xavi is set to return to Barcelona as their new permanent head coach following the sacking of Ronald Koeman. Koeman's 14-month reign came to an end following Barca's 1-0 defeat to Rayo Vallecano on October 27, with the Dutch boss failing to convince. Barca have now turned to another club legend in an effort to steady their ship, with World Cup winner Xavi leaving Qatar-based club Al Sadd as ...Full Story »

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