Xavi Hernandez Rubbishes Claims Barcelona Will Sack Him


Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has debunked reports he will be sacked by the club following his controversial comment.

The Sun reported Barcelona could make a U-turn to sack Xavi Hernandez after he wrote off Barcelona from competing with rivals Real Madrid next season.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta is said to have been unfazed by Xavi’s comment and was set to part ways with the former Al-Saad manager despite recently talking him into reversing his exit decision.

However, Xavi has come out to debunk the reports, insisting he is on good terms with the club’s hierarchy and nothing has changed after he agreed with the club’s new proposal and changed his mind from leaving this summer.

In a series of quotes shared by Fabrizio Romano, Xavi expressed utmost faith in the Barcelona squad, saying the team is formidable enough to challenge for the title next season.

“Nothing at all has changed. If something changes, we will let you know… but we are calm. Focus on this project”.

“This squad has extraordinary quality and we will try to win titles next season, our project remains clear.”

On whether he has doubted the squad ahead of the next campaign as reported by various media outlets, he responded in the negative, emphasizing nothing has changed.

“I have ZERO doubts, really. I’m hungry, I’m confident, I’m proud to be in my the club of my life and I’m happy to compete at the best level for next season”.

“Nothing has changed. I like the team, we’ve lot of top players, many from La Masia… it’s all clear.”

He also confirmed the club still retains a vote of confidence while rubbishing the rumors he could still be sacked.

The club is sharing confidence with me. I don’t care about the rumors. The president and Deco send me clear, positive messages”.

“I don’t care about the rumors, I care about the Barça board and nothing has changed”.

“We have a project, we keep going with our plan.”

Xavi changed his mind to continue as manager after he agreed with the club’s new proposal. He will be expected to continue in the Culers’ dugout next season when his three-year contract with the club will expire.


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