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Barcelona Manager: Discussion of Messi’s Return Premature at this Time


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Barcelona coach Javi Hernandez has confirmed that now is not the time to talk about the return of his former colleague Lionel Messi to the Catalan side during the Mercato next summer.

“Messi and I are friends and we have close ties,” Xavi said during a press conference for tomorrow’s league game against Elche.

He added: “I will be the first to support the return of Messi, but I think this is not the time to talk about it. We are in the midst of a difficult phase in which we are fighting for two important titles. the best time to discuss this issue for the club and the players.”

Xavi indicated that in order for Messi’s deal to become a reality, “the conditions must be created”, also explaining that his return will depend on the will of the player. “If he wants to come back, we will listen to him. And I will be the first to join the opinion demanding the inclusion of Messi.”

And Xavi continued: “The fans want the last dance like Michael Jordan and we know that the most important thing is that the fans remain enthusiastic, but I want to emphasize that we are one step closer to achieving the first success in the stage after Messi.”

Xavi concluded his speech with the words: “This is not about the next season, but about the current season. All we have to focus on is winning titles. We could be 15 points clear of Real Madrid and on Wednesday we could be in the Copa del Rey Final. We are still far away.” One step away from winning titles and some come to tell us about the upcoming players next season. From time to time we will focus on Elche and then on the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona have won the Spanish Super Cup, which was the team’s first title since Messi’s departure in the summer of 2021, and the Xavi-led side has the opportunity to win three titles, but with Messi currently in the last months of his Paris Saint contract -Germain, the hype to bring back the winning Argentine player is growing again with the Qatar 2022 World Cup at Camp Nou.

Barcelona lead the La Liga standings by 12 points and won the first leg of the semi-final of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid with a clean goal.

Source: agencies

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