All of Xavi Hernández's quotes at the Campus Xavi presentation

All of Xavi Hernández's quotes at the Campus Xavi presentation

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The Catalan gave an extensive review of the club's current affairs at the presentation of the 25th edition of his Campus

Xavi Hernández gave an extensive review of Barça's current affairs at the presentation of the 25th edition of the Campus Xavi by Santander at the Banco Santander offices in Passeig de Gràcia. The Barça coach acknowledged that the club's sporting management is working on bringing in more signings to make the squad "more competitive". He also highlighted that the pre-season will serve to make important decisions with players like Nico González and Abde and that the main objective of the club is to do better in Europe. These were all the statements made by the Egarvian coach.


"As a player, you rest a lot more, but I have been able to relax with my family. I want to show that Barça can continue to compete for titles. Let's see if we can strengthen the way we want to. We're on the right track".

Objective: to make a deeper run in Europe

"We have to improve our collective play, attack better and be more competitive. We have the desire for revenge in the Champions League, our major unfinished business. The reinforcements that have come and will come will help us to progress further in Europe".


"At Barça, there is always pressure. We have to go for the league, for the Super Cup and more titles. We have to always go for 10. I like the hunger, our objective must be excellence".


"There will be votes. The group must democratically decide who they think is the most prepared".

Gündogan's mentality

"He is a versatile player, he can play in different positions. He is a winner and a player with a lot of technical quality. He was the captain of Manchester City, the Champions League winners, and that says it all. He has prioritised Barça over other offers. He wants to succeed here.

Oriol Romeu, the choice for the pivot?

"We are in a complicated situation. The situation is what it is: difficult. We have to adapt to the fair play situation. I can't mention names because that will anger other clubs. We will also look at the academy. I came from the youth academy and I'm the first one to look here at home".

Competitive squad

"We are still missing pieces. We need to strengthen our squad. I'm very happy, we're doing a great job. We are all working together to put together the most competitive team possible. We need to strengthen, that's clear. The president and Mateu Alemany know that. We mustn't fool anyone. The window is going to be long and we will try to be as competitive as possible".

Aiming for the Champions League

"We are not favourites. And even less so after what has happened over the last two years, but we are Barça and we won't hide. We will try to go as far as possible. At Barça, you have to get to the final and win it. If not, there will be criticism".

Madrid want Mbappé

"I don't know. I don't know anything. We always have the utmost respect for Madrid. They will always compete for every title, they are a giant in world football. For me, however, I'm not interested in what they do and it's none of my business. I'm focused on what we do".

Transfer to Montjuïc

"Rather than worrying, I appeal to the fans. We need our supporters, they have always been with us and we are going to need them in Montjuïc. On the streets I see excitement, Barça shirts. We're going to try to keep the excitement going".

Reinforcements at right-back

"We'll see how far we can go. It depends on the market, on fair play. We would love to strengthen our right-back position".

The role of Mateu Alemany

"He is well aware of it. There have to be sales to balance the numbers. This is a question of Mateu, who is doing a master's course in fair play".

The situation of Ansu Fati

"The same as the rest of the players. On Monday everyone will start from scratch. We are going to see the players in the pre-season. Last year, with Balde we had an idea and he exploded. And he was a very important player, a key player in the team. All the players have to be ready".

Talks with the discarded players

"I understand all the situations. It's not nice to tell a player that he's not going to play much or that he has to leave. I have to play this role, I have to decide. I am the coach and I have to make decisions. Being honest and sincere makes them angry initially, but later they thank you for being honest. It's a matter of being humane".

Opportunities for young players

"They all start from scratch. I don't care how old they are. If they show me that they have the desire, enthusiasm, predisposition and quality, they will play. All my life I have looked to the youth team. I can't give anything away, we're not an NGO, but whoever competes the best will play".

Luis Enrique, new PSG coach

"He's a magnificent coach. He had a huge impact on me in my last year at Barça and now he's a reference for me. I'm very happy for him".

Kessie understands his situation

"I have spoken to Franck. He already knows the situation, I won't make it public. It's a private conversation. He knows what the situation will be".

Christensen in the pivot role?

"We have a lot of options in the pivot, but none are natural. Eric Garcia, and Frenkie de Jong, but neither are not defensive midfielders. We have to strengthen."

Nico Gonzalez returns

"Nico returns from loan and will start the pre-season with us. Then we will decide. It's an important stage to decide things".

Confidence in Arnau Tenas

"I have spoken to him. I have a very high opinion of Arnau as a player and as a person. I think he should stay. I want him to continue with us".

No problems with renewal

"The president showed us an act of trust and blind faith in us after the Cup elimination. I'm very grateful to be here, where I want to be. The president leads all this, but I will never be a problem for the club. I will adapt to any circumstances".

Team building

"I have already been talking to some players. From the 10th we will have meetings, watch the training sessions and decide who is coming on the tour. We still have to decide who will be in the squad for next season".

Arda Güler, one step away from Madrid

"Güler? It's the same as the other names. I can't talk about players under contract. I can't say anything else".

Power of seduction

"The Barça brand is spectacular. No player has said no to us at first. The project is exciting. We have already started prevailing, we are competitive again. The signing of Gündogan is the perfect example. He has the dream of succeeding at Barça and that's what he told me".

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