Xavi Hernandez remained satisfied despite Barcelonadefeat on penalties against Boca Juniors in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night, but he couldn’t avoid answering questions about Erling Haaland after.
The Norwegian remains a transfer target for the Catalans despite their difficult financial situation, although the coach has been reluctant to give anything on their transfer plans.
“Everything that is said now is hypothetical”, Xavi noted.
“Barcelona you have to be aware of the market and it’s true that we need reinforcements, but we’ll see what happens. “
Dani Alves will be available to play competitive football from January, but he has played against Boca and makes a good impression on his return.
“He was very good, we have already seen him”, Xavi said of his former teammate.
âHe can give us a lot in attack and defense.
“He’s also able to tell the difference with the last pass so he’ll help us a lot.”
The coach did not seem troubled by the result and instead wanted to focus on the positives.
“The result is the least of these”, Xavi noted.
âWe have seen positive points like Dani Alves‘re-debut and performance of young people.
“We tried to change the position of a few players and I think it was a good test, a positive test. The youngsters showed their character.”