“The choice of Xavi was a stroke of genius for Barcelona”


Aston Villa coach praised Xavi

Barcelona have shown remarkable improvements since the announcement of Xavi’s arrival in early November 2021, and Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has assured the Spaniard is the right person to lead the club. “I think the choice of Xavi was a stroke of genius for Barca,” he said.

“He [Xavi] is someone who has Barça in his DNA and has been a world-class player for many years. He knows the style that all Barca want to see. After a few difficult years, it looks like they are coming back to where they belong.”

Steven Gerrard also reacted to Barcelona’s rout in the Clásico against Real Madrid (0-4), calling the triumph “enormous”. “As a distant Barça fan, I like to see that they are doing very well,” admitted the coach.

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