Lamine Yamal and Balde will also renew shortly: “You will have news soon”
BARCELONA, September 13 (.) –
The new sporting director of FC Barcelona, Deco, assured in his presentation that the first team coach, Xavi Hernández, has earned his renewal for his decisions and work and not for his name and announced that they could soon come to an agreement, just as that advanced the renewals of two young values with great presence in the team; Lamine Yamal and Alejandro Balde.
“Xavi knows about coaching and I know about management, but talking about football we will reach a common point. Xavi has earned the renewal, and he earned it as a coach and not because he is Xavi Hernández. I think he should renew because he has earned it, nothing has been given to him,” Deco assured in the presentation of the club’s new sports organization chart.
In this sense, Deco assured that FC Barcelona must renew the Terrassa coach, who was Deco’s teammate during his time as a player at Can Barça and who was present at the event, and announced that the renewal “will be done” because they will be ” always agree” on these things.
With Xavi on the bench they will pursue the “dream of winning the Champions League again.” “But first we have to give the coach tools. We started out looking for titles and we always want the Champions League, but Xavi doesn’t have it in his contract that he has to win it,” specified the Portuguese.
On the other hand, he praised Lamine Yamal, who is exploding this season in the first team and also with Spain at only 16 years old. “He is a player who has surprised us, to be honest. That’s why Xavi gave him his debut last year. He has his feet on the ground, he has a different quality and he is a player who can contribute different things,” he highlighted.
“We are going through a situation in which we have several young protagonists in the club and it is something to take care of. But Lamine is 16 years old, we have to let him have fun and play, Xavi will know how to manage him. And we have to guarantee his quality, as club. The two renovations of Lamine Yamal and Balde are underway, you will soon have news about it,” he noted.
On the other hand, he confirmed that Brazilian forward Vitor Roque, signed from Club Athletico Paranaense – with whom he continues to play – could arrive in the following winter market. “We always want to bring a signing as soon as possible. But Atlético Paranaense made it a condition that he come from January. We have to assess whether we can bring him in January or not, but not doing it before was a matter of negotiation,” he explained. .
And, finally, he confirmed that he spoke with Leo Messi to try to bring him back to Barça before he said yes to Inter Miami. “Leo is a friend who I am very fond of. There is no discussion, we all wanted to bring Leo but it was not possible. He is the best footballer in the history of the club and I wish him to be happy, I see him happy in Miami. As Barcelona fans and as a fan and friend of Leo I wish him the best,” he added.