Javi Hernandez, coach of FC Barcelona’s first football team, reacted to the meeting between Jorge Messi, Lionel Messi’s father, and Juan Laporta regarding Messi’s return to Barcelona.
Xavi’s team is preparing for a strong confrontation with Manchester United tomorrow, Thursday, corresponding to February 23, in the second leg of the qualifying round of the 1/8 finals of the European Championship.
The match is scheduled at Old Trafford and kicks off at 10:00 p.m. Cairo time and 11:00 p.m. Saudi Arabia time.
Barcelona are top of the Spanish league, having raised their score to 59 points after defeating their counterpart Cadiz in the twenty-second round of the Spanish league championship.
Xavi reacts to Messi’s father meeting with Juan Laporta about his return to Barcelona
During a press conference before tomorrow’s clash with Manchester United, Xavi’s manager expressed his full readiness for the confrontation, emphasizing its complexity, but trusting his players.
Asked if Messi is ready to physically return, he replied: “He is the best player in the world and history, he will always be ready. This is Messi’s house, and his doors are always open for him, this is him, he decides his future.
Regarding the club’s meeting with Jorge, he commented: “There is nothing to add, I have always said that this is Leo’s house and the doors are open for him. That’s what I can say.”
He continued, “He is my friend and we keep in touch all the time. With the president, we talk about several things. It depends on him what he wants in the future.”