Xavi: “It was exciting. I imagine that Piqué will leave Barça in peace, which is how I felt when I left”

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Xavi: "It was exciting. I imagine that Piqué will leave in peace del Barça, which is how I felt when I left"

The coach of Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernández, said that “it was a great night, especially for Piqué, after the Barça central defender played his His last game at the Spotify Camp Nou and his team beating Almería 2-0 with goals from Ousmane Dembélé. and Frenkie de Jong.

“These are magical nights for the players who have had the opportunity to say goodbye in this way. All the experiences we have had have crossed my mind, especially as colleagues, when we won everything in a golden age. It was exciting. I imagine it will go away. In peace with Barça, which is how I felt. me when i left With the feeling of having given everything”, added the coach at a press conference.

Furthermore, Xavi revealed what he said to Piqué in the talk prior to the match: “I think he is an extraordinary person, special, different from the rest, and he leaves us an impressive legacy. We have to thank him for everything, that's what I've told him.”

Respect to if the goodbye of Piqué It arrives at the right time, the coach said that “the decision” is up to the player. “You never know when the time is right. I was about to leave a year before. >He has now made the decision and we have to respect it, he has earned it. I'm very fond of him,” Xavi assured.

“You have to reconsider many times when we whistle at footballers, like 15 days ago. Gerard is a 'culer' from birth and he deserves this farewell. Whistling at soccer players doesn't help at all”, Xavi wanted to claim.

On the other hand, regarding the After the win against Almería, the coach considered that “the result was short” and that “the feelings were good to face the last game before the break” for the World Cup , which will be on Tuesday against Osasuna.

Precisely about Ronald Araujo's options to be in the World Cup, Xavi revealed that “this week” he will speak with the coach Diego Alonso.< /strong> “At the meeting we will make the final decision. If he wants to travel to Qatar for a psychological issue of being with the national team while he continues his recovery, we'll talk about it,” Xavi explained.