Xavi Hernandez, who’s teaching Al-Sadd in Qatar, says his “main aim” is to educate Barcelona the place he received a number of trophies, however he’s centered on his present job. Xavi additionally stated he was “effective” after testing constructive for coronavirus.
“I don’t cover, and I’ve at all times stated, that my main aim, when it occurs, is Barca. It’s my house and can be a dream,” stated Xavi in an interview revealed Tuesday within the Madrid sports activities newspaper Marca.
“However now I’m centered on Al-Sadd, excited concerning the new season. When Barca comes, within the quick or long run, it’ll come,” he stated, including that he didn’t need to destabilise the present coach, Quique Setien.
“Above all, we have now to respect Quique Setien and I want the group all the most effective,” stated Xavi. “Generally Barca performs very properly, generally properly, and generally not so properly. However I like Setien’s concept, now and along with his earlier groups: to dominate and to make a gorgeous sport.”
Xavi’s identify has come up repeatedly as a alternative for Setien, however membership president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists he’s sticking along with his present coach.
“I’ve a wonderful relationship with Xavi and we talked about many points. However subsequent 12 months Quique Setien has a contract and he’s the one we employed,” Bartomeu instructed Barcelona-based sports activities newspaper Mundo Deportivo on Sunday.
Xavi has been quarantined in Qatar after catching COVID-19.
“I really feel good, though remoted, logically. And I’m wanting ahead to coaching quickly,” he stated.
Xavi, who performed for Al-Sadd from 2015 to 2019 after which turned coach, additionally stated he thought Qatar would host a “historic” World Cup in 2022.
“Will probably be an historic Cup, undoubtedly. Persons are going to be shocked at what the nation is like. Normally, there are quite a lot of prejudices and quite a lot of unfounded criticism. Qatar has every part: a small, hospitable and beneficiant nation,” he stated.
He added that he appeared ahead to seeing former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi enjoying on the World Cup.
“I see Leo enjoying till he desires to. Bodily, he’s quick, robust, a aggressive beast, a bodily animal. I’ve little question that he’ll play at Qatar 2022,” Xavi stated.