Mavericksystemscorp.com – Xavi has outlined how he will shape a Barcelona team if Lionel Messi returns to the Catalan club.
Xavi explains Messi’s position
La Pulga is said to be leaving PSG
Messi can play in many positions according to Xavi
Barcelona coach Xavi has revealed where Lionel Messi will play for his team if the Argentinian superstar returns to the Blaugrana.
The 2022 World Cup winner has been linked with a return to Barca as his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer.
According to Xavi, Messi can occupy multiple positions and will be an integral part of Barcelona’s future success if he returns to Catalunya.
WHAT TO SAY?
Speaking to Sport, the former Barcelona midfielder explained how the Blaugrana will adopt the same playing style even after La Pulga’s return: “It will be practically the same, the idea and model will be the same. Leo can play in various positions, in many positions: as a false nine, as a winger, as an inside player, even behind to make the last pass.”
Many critics have questioned Messi’s defensive abilities and whether he will fit into Xavi’s system in a Barcelona side that is seeking European glory next season. To brush those accusations aside, Xavi said: “In the end, you can’t ask [Ousmane] Dembele to have the same level of defense as [Jules] Kounde.”
NEXT FOR MESSI?
Reports suggest Messi could leave PSG at the end of the season and the Argentina captain intends to stay in Europe for a few more seasons, which could rule out the possibility of him joining a Saudi Arabian side or the MLS. And with Xavi suggesting Messi’s arrival will further enhance his team, Barcelona will try their best to bring their beloved son back.