FC Barcelona: Xavi fires the first 4 players!

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Before playing the final match of their season at home against Villarreal (this Sunday at 10 p.m.), the Barça coach has already announced to four of his players that he is no longer counting on them for next season.

By taking the point of the draw (and goalless) on the lawn of Getafe, FC Barcelona is not only guaranteed to play in the Champions League next season but has also secured the place of runner-up to Real Madrid, crowned champion of Spain at the end of April. A season already over for the Blaugranas, who will play their last match of the 2021/2022 financial year at Camp Nou against Villarreal, semi-finalists of the last C1.

Barça’s rise in the league is to the credit of Catalan technician Xavi Hernandez, who arrived on the bench in November 2021 in place of Ronald Koeman, who had left the club in 9th place in the La Liga standings – in addition to having left the Cup with the big ears by the small door. And while he is already preparing his team for next season, the former Spanish international has already announced to players that he no longer counts on them…

Undesirable Umtiti and Puig

Indeed, according to information from Mundo Deportivo, four Barcelonans are concerned by a departure: the French central defender Samuel Umtiti, the Danish striker Martin Braithwaite and the two Spaniards, trained at Masia, Óscar Mingueza and Riqui Puig. After three days of rest granted to his workforce, Xavi returned to his men on Friday and announced the news to those concerned at the Ciutat Esportiva.

The Catalan daily adds that the undesirables, little used by their coach in all competitions, reacted positively, some even being grateful for the footballing knowledge that Xavi instilled in them in training, despite their playing time. reduced. Other players should know the decision of the 42-year-old coach, such as Neto Murata, Luuk de Jong and Adama Traoré, knowing that the last two should not be kept at the end of their loans…

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