Less than ten days remain for Xavi Hernandez’s first game on the sidelines as the Barcelona manager. The Catalan derby will present an interesting opening game for the Terrasa-born coach, with a sentimental touch to it.
Xavi has been very vocal about having a fixed plan in mind to execute at Barcelona. And while improving performances on the pitch remains the priority, he is looking to improvise the bonding off-the-field as well.
According to Victor Malo, the new coach has four primary objectives that he aims to accomplish at Barcelona. These focus points, according to him, will help Barcelona regain their best form.
The first objective is to make Sergio Busquets benefit from the new system.
Over the past few seasons, the Spaniard has had to stretch himself to cover for the weaknesses around him. Xavi now wants to create a system where the veteran would become a bigger asset.
The second objective concerns Dutch star Frenkie de jong. The young midfielder has had a rough start to the season, especially given the spectacular run he had last year.
The former Ajax player looks like a shadow of his former self. Xavi wants to put an end to his misery and make him take up more responsibility.
The third objective of the manager is to recover Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati at the earliest and help them gain continuity. The wingers are expected to be a big part of Xavi’s setup.
The final objective in his books is to sign a pure winger. Kingsley Coman, Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres and Dani Olmo are on the club’s radar at the moment.