Xavi Hernández already started with a heavy hand in the changing room of the Barcelona and just as he had anticipated in a press conference, he imposed 10 rules that must be strictly adhered to.
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As reported by the newspaper ACE, the coach wants to straighten the course of the team and for that he decided to start by sort out some questions you didn’t like when he arrived at the blaugrana.
Unlike what another DT could have done, Xavi considers that the rules must be followed by all team members, including his former teammates and team references such as Gerard Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, among others. Nobody has a crown in this new Barcelona.
Xavi’s 10 rules at Barcelona
1 – Players must arrive 90 minutes early for training.
2 – Staff must arrive even earlier
3 – All players must eat on the training ground.
4 – Refund of fines
5 – Fines will be doubled for repeat offenders
6 – Late nights are not allowed at least 48 hours before a game
7 – Players must give their all
8 – Habits off the court will be monitored
9 – Players will be prohibited from engaging in ‘risky’ activities
10 – Image is everything
I hammered, the first victim of the rules of Xavi Hernández
Xavi Hernandez made it clear in his presentation as the new coach of the Barça that there will be new locker room rules to control the extra-sports activities of the players and it seems that the Terrassa coach has already taken the first measure in this regard, as revealed by ‘El Partidazo de Cope’.
Taking advantage of the FIFA qualifying date, Gerard Piqué had planned to go to the TV program ‘The Hormiguero‘, to promote the Davis Cup and his personal projects. Nevertheless, Xavi would have asked the experienced defender not to do it because the footballer had to carry out the interview in Madrid and at night.
It should be remembered that Gerard Piqué is still injured and did not participate in the first training session of Xavi as a coach.
The first contact between Xavi And the players were very positive and it will be necessary to see if with the passing of the days the squad will accept the new internal rules of the coach.
Xavi, a DT with Barça DNA
“My Barça DNA has not changed: I want to always have the ball, the idea remains, press up, have a happy and intense Barça… we have many things to recover. There is a team and a generation of young people who are climbing very strongly ”, added the DT.
His debut will be at home against Espanyol in the Catalan derby on Saturday 20 November.
“It is an advantage to know the club to know what can go through the minds of the players. I know the demand and the criticism that I will have. My first message as a coach is that I am here to help you. I will demand a lot from them too. It is an advantage to meet Busquets, Piqué, Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba and Ter Stegen. I know where I should push them and the weak points they may have. It’s an advantage, just as it was at Al-Sadd ”, Xavi concluded at the end of his official presentation at Barcelona.