‘Will leave Barcelona if I think I’m not the solution’: Xavi ahead of El Clasico

Xavi says he will leave Barcelona if he feels he cannot help the team.© AFP

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez says he will vacate his post if he feels he can’t help the side improve. The Catalans are close to being eliminated from the Champions League after a draw with Inter Milan on Wednesday despite heavy summer spending and have been criticized this week ahead of Sunday’s Clasico. “I know there’s a lot of pressure, a lot of criticism, this is Barca,” Xavi told a press conference on Saturday.

“I won’t stop working and trying. The day I’m not sure, I’ll leave. I won’t be a problem for Barcelona, ​​the day I see I’m not a solution .”

La Liga leaders Xavi’s side meet champions Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, where they won 4-0 last season.

The manager insisted it was too early to judge his team on this summer’s new arrivals and believes they are on the right track.

“It’s an important game for us and also for Madrid, let’s see who will emerge top of the table,” said Xavi. “I think (our) project is under construction. The debacle in Europe is sad but we’re on the right track. We’re having a great season in La Liga.”

“We made good signings, it’s too early to draw conclusions. We have to keep working, I don’t know any other way to succeed.”


Barcelona will have defender Jules Kounde back from injury after Xavi confirmed the France international is 100 per cent in training.

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