After Joan Laporta, Xavi in turn returned to the controversy over the sensational statements of the brother of Argentine striker Lionel Messi.
The words of Matias Messi do not leave FC Barcelona indifferent. After President Joan Laporta, it’s coach Xavi’s turn to bounce back from the resounding exit of Lionel Messi’s brother. Asked about the chances of seeing the 35-year-old Argentine striker return to Camp Nou one day, the latter set an astonishing condition. According to him, the Paris Saint-Germain player will only consider a return to the Blaugrana if Joan Laporta leaves. In the process, the entourage of the native of Rosario dissociated without language of wood, before the reaction all in diplomacy of the boss of the club.
“When you make a mistake, you apologize”
Remained silent until then, Xavi finally spoke on the subject this Saturday, at a press conference, on the eve of the trip of his players to Villarreal, in a meeting counting for the 21st day of La Liga. The Spanish technician refuses to enter into the controversy and welcomes the apologies of Matias Messi. “If he apologized, that’s it. I know the family well, they are grateful people. When you make a mistake, you apologize, and he did. I was also the first to do it when I was wrong. It is therefore not necessary to attach more importance to it.”
Xavi: “Sometimes we make mistakes. I’m the first to apologize when I make a mistake. Matías Messi did it and we shouldn’t give him more importance.”
— News – Barça (@ActualiteBarca) February 11, 2023
Free party from FC Barcelona during the summer of 2021, the fault of a failure of the talks on the signing of a new contract, the world champion 2022 discusses an extension in Paris, as confirmed by the sports adviser Luis Campos . Injured in the hamstrings, the player from Rosario is not part of the group summoned by Christophe Galtier for the match of the 23rd day of Ligue 1 in Monaco, this Saturday. On the other hand, optimism is in order for his presence against Bayern Munich, next Tuesday at the Parc des Princes, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League.