While FC Barcelona will try to maintain its leading position when they host Celta Vigo tomorrow night, Xavi Hernandez confirmed a deal for Antoine Griezmann’s departure and quickly returned to defeat in the Champions League against Inter Milan. Words reported by Mundo Deportivo
“It’s not official yet, but if a deal happens, both sides are happy. I wish the player the best, nothing more.”
About arbitration against Inter Milan
“After that it’s over. We think it’s unfair and we continue to think so, but now I think about Celta. On the positive side, we’re still tied to us in C1. But at Celta, we want to. To show the best version of us and maintain our leadership position. “I’m in the club. We talked about that too (about a possible complaint to UEFA). We decided not to do it. I’m part of the club too. It’s a huge sense of injustice, but we have nothing to gain if we go back to it.”
“Celta has nothing to do with Mallorca or Inter. They want to be the lead and we suffered last year. We have to push ourselves, we have to put pressure on them, they just won at Betis. It’s going to cost us, but we have to recover. It won’t be easy.”
About the current forces
“We’re going to have the best 11, which we think is the best. We always look at fatigue, discomfort… but not because we think about Inter. We want to stay in the lead until the end of the season. We’ll talk about Inter later. Now we’ll focus on Celta. ”
About the latest sawtooth performance
“We have to produce more. We criticized ourselves, we didn’t play good games in Mallorca or Milan, but even if we had to find more, we had to win. Sometimes we have to take our chances. It’s an attempt at remote or individual actions”.
On the return of Frenkie de Jong
“One hundred percent, he gives us strength, he divides, he goes into the box, he’s generous, he goes into the box, it’s hard to see him lose the ball, he gives dynamism, he can play in several places, he’s guaranteed to be good. He is present. He can play perfectly as a centre-back, he can play him pre-season. “We tested it and he was ready for it. But we have alternatives. There are versatile players. But yes, that could be an option.”
“We didn’t even think about Clasico, that’s the truth. We focused on Celta, on tactical work. We want to stay in the lead, but it would be the same if we weren’t in Clasico”.
“I’m very happy, we gave him confidence and love and he has made a difference in many games. He needs to believe in that more. He has the potential to do that. He needs to help us, he does but more.” . Do this every game and every moment.”
“He’s a very strong player mentally, personally and professionally, and he helps us, they run the locker room as much as he and the captains. I’ve said it before, it’s going to be important and they have to be needed”.
“Ronald is recovering fully. He’s a fighter and he’s not going to go down. He was motivating the team the other day. If anyone can cut the time, it’s definitely Ronald. He’s definitely going to be very competitive in the World Cup.” . And it could go all the way back to 2010.”
“I’m very happy for Ferran. We know and knew him and he played when he played. It was an opportunity for him, it would be difficult for him to play, we have Lewandowski. nothing for the future”.
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