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Beaten by Rayo Vallecano, FC Barcelona saw an up and down end to the season despite their eleven-point lead at the top of La Liga. Tomorrow evening, the culé club will however have a completely different face since it is Bétis Sevilla, who are still dreaming of the Champions League, who will present themselves at Camp Nou. The opportunity for Xavi to present himself in conference and to evoke the return of Ousmane Dembélé but also that of Lionel Messi. Comments reported by Actualité Barça.
“Dembele’s recovery took longer than expected but the important thing is that he is fine now. We missed Dembélé, of course, like all those who cannot play at some point. Dembélé is the most differential player in the team in 1vs1. There are very few players with this characteristic in the world.”
“Mateu (Alemany) keeps me updated on what’s going on for the viability plan. Not just for the possible return of Messi but also to have a more competitive squad.”
On the game against Rayo and the latest performances
“Against Rayo we played our worst game of the season. The record, if you take the last 20 games is very good. If you take the last 4, well no. We weren’t good at Getafe, we We played the worst game in Vallecas… You have to be self-critical. I’m also wrong as a coach… There are mistakes that always have to be corrected.”
“I’m not surprised by what is being said. This is Barca, the most difficult club in the world where it is not worth winning 1-0 on several occasions.”
“Raphinha is having a good season, with his goals and hard work. He wants to be a perfectionist and sometimes there is frustration. He always works with the right spirit to succeed.”
About Ansu Fati
“Ansu has competition. It’s Barca and I see Ferran or Raphinha are better at the moment. It’s Barca and there’s fierce competition here.”
Xavi: “Ansu has competition. It’s Barca and I see Ferran or Raphinha are better at the moment. It’s Barca and there’s fierce competition here”
— News – Barça (@ActualiteBarca) April 28, 2023
To sum up
Present at a press conference, Xavi spoke in particular on the subjects Ousmane Dembélé and Lionel Messi. And he did not hide his joy at finding the Frenchman while confirming the club’s desire to repatriate the Argentinian.