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Xavi ´convinced´ Barcelona U-turn is right decision

SoccerNews in La Liga 25 Apr 2024

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Xavi believes staying at Barcelona is the right decision after he performed a U-turn on leaving the club.

Reports emerged on Wednesday that Xavi, who had initially decided to leave Barca at the end of the season, had changed his mind.

Confirmation arrived on Thursday, with Xavi and Barca’s club president Joan Laporta holding a press conference.

And Xavi has no doubt he is making the right call.

“You know that I am a very big Barcelona fan and I always try to do the best for the club,” he said, as reported by Football Espana.

“The most important thing is to think about the institution. When we met with the president I put my position at his disposal, but I saw that I enjoy great confidence from the president and the entire board.

“The players have been very important, they have made me see that this project has to continue. We are working well, it is a winning project. The project is not finished.

“The fans have also made me see that I must continue. The staff too. I think about what is best for the club.

“In January I thought it was best to leave, but now I see it differently. I think it is the best decision.

“I am 100 per cent committed. The trust they have placed in me again is spectacular. Let’s get to work.”

Crunch talks with Laporta were reportedly key to Xavi’s decision, and Barca’s president added: “It’s great news that Xavi is staying. Stability is one of the keys to success.”

Since taking charge of Barca in 2022, he has taken charge of 137 games in all competitions, winning 85 of them (62 per cent), drawing 24 and losing 28.

His team have scored 261 goals, winning two trophies – the 2022-23 LaLiga title and the 2022-23 Supercopa de Espana.

Barca’s last-gasp defeat in El Clasico last weekend saw them fall 11 points behind LaLiga leaders Real Madrid with just six games remaining.

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