Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed that his team would be quick to congratulate the arch-rivals Real Madrid, if the latter succeeded in winning the Spanish league title officially this season.
Xavi’s comments came during the press conference held on the eve of the Barcelona-Real Mallorca match on Sunday, May 1, in the 34th week of the League, in which he said: “Such a long championship wins for those who deserve it, and if Real Madrid wins the title, we will work to congratulate him, then He will compete for the title next season.
He continued, “We have a decisive confrontation against Mallorca. We want to take advantage of Seville’s stumble, waiting for what will happen in the upcoming Atletico Madrid match. Failure is certainly forbidden against the opponent.”
He added: “Ansu Fati will return to the Barcelona squad, it is wonderful, but I do not know how many minutes he will get against Mallorca, he is a special, different and important player in Barcelona, who can make the difference for us when he returns again.”
On the developments in the health of the promising Pedri, Xavi said: “Pedri is doing light exercises without touching the ball. We have to wait for the state of development that will lead his recovery journey in the coming days.”
On the rest of the injured, Xavi commented: “Gerard Pique has been suffering from muscle problems for months, and the same applies to Sergi Roberto, and Nico Gonzalez suffers from a broken toe due to an injury in training.”
Xavi continued his speech by addressing the future of Frenkie de Jong and said: “Franke is an important player for Barcelona’s present and future. He is able to make the difference. I met him face to face, and things were good. I understand the frustration he experiences when he is replaced, but he is a great player, and my role is Taking good care of the team.
Xavi praised the role Adama Traore plays with Barcelona, despite the few minutes he gets in recent weeks, stressing that he has told Traore since his arrival that he will not play all matches with the Catalan club.
Xavi concluded by saying: “Things are going well, we may have felt pain after the last stumble, but the team is recovering from the fatigue that followed it recently. Now we want to work to secure our qualification to the Champions League.”