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Xavi hands Man Utd big boost in Frenkie de Jong chase as he admits star could go

Posted Monday, May 16, 2022 by hits

Xavi has handed Manchester United a major boost in their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong after admitting that the Barcelona star could leave this summer. The Netherlands international is one of several midfielders being tipped to make the move to Old Trafford in the transfer window ahead of Erik ten Hag's arrival. The Ajax boss will replace interim coach Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season. An...Full Story »

Xavi continues to search for Barcelona's new Messi

Posted Friday, May 06, 2022 by Marca.com24 hits

The Blaugrana have scored no goals from direct free-kicks this season Xavi Hernandez and Oscar Hernandez during a Barcelona training session.EFE Following Lionel Messi's departure last summer, Barcelona have scored no goals from direct free-kicks so far in the 2021/22 campaign. In fact, it was the current Paris Saint-Germain forward who scored their last free-kick back on May 2, 2021, while u...Full Story »

Bilic: I told Modric that Iniesta and Xavi were not better than him

Posted Monday, April 25, 2022 by Marca.com31 hits

Luka Modric has never had it easy, but his brand of football early in his professional career caught the eye of Slaven Bilic, the Croatia head coach at the time. On the occasion of Real Madrid's Champions League quarter-final second leg against Chelsea, Modric invited Bilic to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu 18 years after he went to watch him play for Inter Zapresic. "From the beginning I lik...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Xavi: Transfer plans already underway

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com26 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi says transfer plans are already underway. Barcelona are already planning for next season, though their Champions League status is yet to be confirmed. "We are planning, but we also depend on the economic situation," Xavi confessed. "We are keeping an eye on the situation. For people to come in, they also have to leave. "There are positions that we don't have cover for,...Full Story »

Cucho Hernandez out of Brentford clash

Posted Saturday, April 16, 2022 by PA11 hits

Watford will be without forward Cucho Hernandez for the Premier League match against Brentford because of a hamstring problem.The Colombian was forced off late in the first half of last weekend’s home defeat by Leeds, with subsequent scans confirming the injury is a serious one and could see him sidelined for the rest of the season.Forward Samuel Kalu is carrying a minor ankle injury, whil...Full Story »

Barcelona are 'most difficult club in the world,' excellence in everything - Xavi Hernandez

Posted Thursday, April 14, 2022 by ESPN31 hits

Xavi Hernandez said Barcelona is the "most difficult club in the world" because of the demands on his team to win while playing good football. Barca face Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of their Europa League quarterfinal at Camp Nou on Thursday after a 1-1 draw in Germany last week. Xavi, who has taken Barca from ninth in LaLiga to second since replacing Ronald Koeman in November, has...Full Story »

Xavi Hernandez insists Barcelona are not dependent on Pedri

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by ESPN33 hits

Xavi Hernandez says Barcelona are not dependent on Pedri after the youngster produced another game-changing performance in Sunday's thrilling 3-2 win over Levante. Pedri, 19, scored the only goal in last week's 1-0 win against Sevilla and he came off the bench against Levante to score Barca's second goal as they came from behind at the Ciudad de Valencia stadium. "I wouldn't say that," Xavi ...Full Story »

Xavi: Dembele can be the best in the world in his position if he works hard

Posted Sunday, April 03, 2022 by Marca.com21 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez isn't playing down the importance of their game against Sevilla this weekend, with LaLiga Santander returning from the March international break. The two face off in a game that will likely be decisive in the race for second place, but the Catalans are coming into it as Spain's form side. "It's a final for us," Xavi said at his press conference. "We have the ch...Full Story »

Barcelona 'can't rule out' title chance after Clasico win - Xavi Hernandez

Posted Monday, March 21, 2022 by ESPN29 hits

Xavi Hernandez is refusing to rule out a late run for the title and Gerard Pique proclaimed Barcelona are back after they hammered Real Madrid 4-0 in Sunday's Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu. A Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang double and further goals from Ronald Araujo and Ferran Torres ended Barca's six-game winless run against Madrid, dating back to 2019, and cut the gap on Carlo Ancelotti's side ...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Xavi: I'd take Messi back

Posted Sunday, March 20, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com28 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi says he'd welcome back Leo Messi. Messi is being linked with a move away from PSG this summer. "He is the best in history and he'll always be welcome at Barcelona," said Xavi. "As long as I'm coach, it doesn't matter if he wants to come here every day. I think we owe him a huge amount. "He has a contract with PSG and there is little we can say. Like whether he wants to...Full Story »

Transfer news and rumours LIVE: Man Utd linked to Bayern defender Hernandez

Posted Sunday, March 13, 2022 by Goal.com60 hits

Man Utd linked to Bayern defender Hernandez Manchester United are a potential destination for Bayern Munich centre-back Lucas Hernandez, writes Fichajes. The Red Devils are said to be considering their options with Harry Maguire struggling to find his form, and Hernandez is said to be open to a move outside Germany. Barcelona and Real Madrid are also considered possible landing spots for the ...Full Story »

Xavi spotted a mistake in Diego Maradona statue immediately, nobody else could and it 'blew them away'

Posted Monday, February 28, 2022 by sportbible58 hits

Barcelona manager Xavi was the only man to spot a mistake in the statue commemorating Diego Maradona inside Napoli's stadium. Maradona, who died in 2020, played for both Barcelona and Napoli in his career with both clubs facing off in the Europa League round of 32. Thursday saw Xavi take his Barcelona side to the Diego Maradona Stadium and inside is a tribute to the Argentina legend. The 42...Full Story »

Xavi insists Barcelona can join title race

Posted Sunday, February 13, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com41 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi insists the LaLiga title race is within reach. The Catalans' realistic target this season has been qualifying for the Champions League, but Xavi feels the team can do even better ahead of the derby against Espanyol. "We're not ruling anything out, but the distance is difficult," he said at his press conference in regards to a title challenge. "The goal is to finish in t...Full Story »

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez makes plea to fans: Don't boo Ousmane Dembele

Posted Monday, February 07, 2022 by ESPN52 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez asked fans not to boo Ousmane Dembele after he was jeered as he returned to the squad for Sunday's thrilling 4-2 win against Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou. Dembele has not featured for Barca since Jan. 12 because of a failure to agree a new contract, with his terms up in the summer, but Xavi said he will look to use him after he failed to secure a move away from t...Full Story »

Barcelona coach Xavi warns Araujo contract must be priority

Posted Sunday, February 06, 2022 by Tribalfootball.com44 hits

Barcelona coach Xavi admits he wants to see Ronald Araujo secured to a new deal. Xavi says Araujo needs to stay at the club and get a new deal signed, with his current contract expiring in 2023. "It's a priority, Ronald gives us a lot. In reality we are very happy with his performance," said Xavi. "We will see if the club reaches an agreement with him and his agent." There is interest from...Full Story »

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

Posted Sunday, January 23, 2022 by ESPN46 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 PA14 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 GOALS53 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 ESPN59 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 »

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