‘Justice will judge’ – Barcelona coach Xavi in a state of ‘shock’ because Dani Alves is in jail
Barcelona coach Xavi reacts to former teammate Dani Alves being arrested for alleged sexual assault. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner says he is in a state of shock.
While speaking to the media ahead of the Blaugrana’s La Liga home game against Getafe, Xavi said (via Barca Universal):
“It is difficult to comment on a situation like this. I was surprised, shocked, in a state of ‘shock’. It is a matter of justice. Justice will rule whatever it is.
Dani Alves played 408 games for Barcelona, scoring 22 goals and providing 105 assists. He was part of one of the most successful Blaugrana teams of all time.
Barcelona coach Xavi on his team’s La Liga schedule
Barcelona manager Xavi has said that his team’s upcoming matches are exhausting. Speaking to the media, he said:
“We lost points at the Bernabeu and also against Rayo and Espanyol, and tomorrow is one of those games that could get complicated. We don’t have an easy schedule; It’s very demanding, I would say.
He also has a lot of praise for young player Gavi and praises the way the teenager has matured.
“I think the individual talks and videos went very well. He’s one of the players who’s watched the most individual videos. He’s a very young player and the immaturity of his age has a lot to offer. which means he hasn’t played well at certain times..”
“He has grown up very well; he knows how to make tactical fouls when necessary; he knows when to turn his back to receive; he is a very smart player, and when he was young he matured very quickly. He’s getting better every day and with his desire and courage, he’s very important to the team.”
The Blaugranas are leading the La Liga title race with 41 points from 16 matches. They are leading rivals Real Madrid by 3 points.
However, the most important phase of the season has yet to begin. Xavi’s men will need to remain consistent if they are to become Spanish champions again.
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