Xavi made the disturbing announcements after the match against Barça, where Barcelona faced their counterpart Elche on the grounds of the Valero Stadium, the last stronghold, in the twenty-seventh round of the 2022-2023 Spanish Liga.
The Barça players managed to snatch victory from the home team, scoring four-for-zero against Lewandowski (two goals), Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres, one each.
Thus, the Catalan team retained the lead in the standings of the Spanish Premier League with 71 points, 15 points clear of their traditional rival, Real Madrid, in second place.
Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, coach of Blaugrana Castle, spoke at a press conference after the match about its progress and revealed Frenkie de Jong’s position regarding participation against Real Madrid in the El Clasico Cup.
Xavi’s disturbing statements after Barcelona’s victory over Elche
Javi said, “Frankie ready for El Clasico? It depends on his feelings, he is a very dedicated player and we hope he stays with us, but everything will depend on him.
He continued, “It was an amazing night in every way. We played a good game and knew what we had to do all the time. We had a great match.”
He added, “Ansu gained a lot of confidence that he needed. Strikers live off goals and you can see their faces when they score.
He stated: “Eric has shown an amazing game, we can have an important defensive player.”
He added: “Nothing is finished, we must continue. Everything was working fine today, but now it’s over. Enjoy today and think about tomorrow’s cup semi-final.”
And the Spanish coach continued: “It’s amazing that you have so many versatile players. Sergi adapts in several positions, Frenkie does the same, Alonso plays at an amazing level as a central defender.
He added: “Ferran Torres always works hard. He’s great to train, he’s an honest and hardworking player.”
He concluded: “Watching videos is very important, it helps players see and understand how to develop. In game situations, we need more control, and the group does a very good job.