Much like all of the fans of the Garnet and Blue, Xavi also is disappointed after the recent injury debacle that has surrounded the club. This has put the participation of Jules Kounde and Ronald Araujo in the season’s unarguably toughest period in jeopardy, the latter supposedly being out of the world cup as well.
Although, what he remarked was – To stay positive. All the signings we made while prioritizing ‘Quality Depth’ in the summer transfer window were for the very same scenario itself. Xavi spoke about Barca’s injury crisis during his pre-match press conference ahead of Barca’s game against Mallorca.
Xavi on Barca’s injury crisis:
“I’m disappointed but we have to stay positive. Every injured player is important to us but what happened, happened. We have to be careful, and pay attention to every detail.”
“Injuries are nobody’s fault, not even the national teams’ fault. Bellerín has also been injured with us… It’s not about blaming anyone. I told the squad that everyone was going to be needed.”
Xavi on the available defenders:
“The defenders we have are of high quality. What we ask from them is acquisition and physical superiority. We also rotate between them, with many matches. I could play with midfielders in the back, like Frenkie de Jong or Gavi but these are just ideas.”
Xavi has players like Gerard Pique and Andreas Christensen along with Eric Garcia at his disposal, who have had a great start to the season in whatever minutes came their way. Also, if times get much more desperate, we have Barca Atletic as well to provide us with the necessary cushion.
Players like Chadi Riad, Alvaro Nuñez, and Marc Casado are also hungry to prove their mettle and who knows if these testing times act as a platform for these young guns, and before we know it, we’ve another wonder kid in our hands to our already lengthy list of the same.