Xavi Hernandez spoke openly again during his stay in Doha, where he is following the group stage of the World Cup. Since his arrival last Friday, the coach has not avoided any current affairs, nor those that refer to the market of his own team.
Xavi recently confirmed that he spoke with Brazilian wonderkid Endrick and with his father about a hypothetical signing for Barça. This time he was asked if he would like to have his former teammate Leo Messi back to the Camp Nou. “If he wants to, sure,” he answered emphatically in a quick chat spread on Twitter by the account @AdriContrerass.
🎤⚽️ ¿Crees que Messi volverá al Barça?
Hablando con Xavi en Qatar (parte 1/6) pic.twitter.com/yw8IeGMVrQ
— Adri Contreras (@AdriContrerass) November 29, 2022
Asked if he would like to coach Messi, Xavi returned to answer in the same line. “And who doesn’t?” He commented sincerely. Xavi says that even at at the age of 35, Messi “is still number 1”.
Asked about the position in the ranking that he would give to Cristiano Ronaldo At 37 years old, Xavi placed the Portuguese attacker “among the three or the five best”.
The culé coach will resume training with his squad on December 5. He added: “I would like to coach any of the greats, anyone who is in France, for example. Mbappe, Neymar, Messi. I would really like to train all this type of footballers, of course,” he admitted.
“Signings? It’s complicated”
Lastly, the coach was asked about the possibility of signing players this winter. Xavi said that he would welcome “anyone who can improve the squad”. “But it is difficult”, he added, without clarifying if he was saying it because the squad is difficult to improve or because the club It will not be easy for him to go to the market due to the economic restrictions of LaLiga