Liga “He will suffer” – Xavi tells his replacement at Barcelona

During his last press conference as FC Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez issued a warning to his replacement on the Blaugranas’ bench.

The 45-year old’s tenure has come to and end on Sunday night with an away win over Sevilla.

Xavi leaves the club with a bit of bitterness as he would have liked to continue the work despite the situation being concerning according to him.

When asked to provide an advice to his replacement who is likely to be Hansi Flick, he replied : “He will suffer. This is a very complicated place to be,” Xavi told the reporters.

“Nothing is closed. I’m a professional, let’s see what happens in the future.

“Of course I’m open [to a new job], but I think 100 per cent I need to rest a little bit. It’s so difficult to coach Barcelona. I need to rest and I need to be with my family.

Regardless of how things have turned out, Xavi has no hard feelings towards the club.

“It is never easy to leave the club of your life, but I am very proud after two and a half years at the head of a dressing room that has been like a second family.

“This season things have not gone our way, but we have let it go and helped to grow a new generation of young footballers from La Masia who inspire all Barcelona fans… I wish the best for the club that I hold dear to my heart.”


Aimé ATTI is a bilingual journalist who breathes football and shares his passion on Africa Top Sports

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