“I've talked about many things with Abidal, he's my friend”
MADRID, Jan. 11 (SportsFinding) –
The former FC Barcelona player Xavi Hernández has refused to lead the culé team immediately because he is “focused” on Al Sadd, with whom he will play the Crown Prince Cup final after winning Al-Rayyan this Saturday, and confirmed the talks with Eric Abidal, technical secretary of the Blaugranas.
“I have talked about many things with Abidal, he is my friend,” Xavi justified after rejecting Barça's bench. “I cannot hide that it is my dream to train Barcelona, I have said it in many interviews and everyone knows it, but I am focused on Al Sadd,” the Catalan told a news conference.
The one from Terrasa, who takes Barça “in the heart”, admitted recent conversations with Abidal. “He is my friend and I see him many times. I have nothing to say about this. I respect Barcelona, I respect Valverde and I respect my club. I am focused on doing my best, now we play the final and I am very happy. I like to train here, “he added.
“They have been here with me and we have talked about many things, but they were also here to see Dembélé and that's it. I'm sorry, but there's nothing else. I can't report anything else. Of course I saw Abidal, he's my friend , but that's it. I respect the club for my players, “said Xavi Hernández.