Barcelona manager Xavi was reacting to the arrest of his former team-mate Dani Alves over alleged sexual assault charges. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner said he was in shock.
Speaking to the media ahead of the Blaugrana’s home La Liga game against Getafe, Xavi said (via Barca Universal):
“It is difficult to comment on a situation like this. I’m surprised, shocked, in a state of shock. It’s a question of justice. Justice will reign, whatever it is.”
Dani Alves made 408 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 22 goals and providing 105 assists. He was part of one of the most successful Blaugrana teams of all time.
Barcelona boss Xavi on his team’s LaLiga calendar
Barcelona coach Xavi has said his team’s upcoming games are grueling. He told the media:
“We lost points at the Bernabeu but also against Rayo and Espanyol and tomorrow is one of those games that can get complicated. We don’t have an easy schedule; it is very demanding, I would say.”
He went on to praise young Gavi, praising the way the teenager has matured.
“I think the one-on-ones and videos have gone very well. He’s one of the players who has seen the most individual videos. He’s a very young player and the immaturity of his age meant he certainly didn’t start well is.” just.”
“It has matured very well; he knows how to make a tactical foul when he has to; he knows when to receive with his back turned; He is a very intelligent player and has matured very quickly for his young age. He gets better every day and with his will and courage he is very important for the team.”
The Blaugranas lead the LaLiga title race with 41 points after 16 games. They are three points clear of arch-rivals Real Madrid.
However, the most important phase of the season is yet to come. Xavi’s men need to be consistent if they want to be Spanish champions again.
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