Former Barça player opened the doors of his office to Weloba
Barça will try to win his fifth Champions League and at Weloba we spoke with the man who raised the fourth European title. It was back in 2011 at Wembley: Eric Abidal. Former Barcelona legend gives his thoughts about Xavi Hernandez's future, Dani Alves' contract and the situation of the team.
Dani Alves has been one of the key names of the conversation with Abidal. They shared dressing-room for many years and the situation of the Brazilian is not the correct one, the one he deserves, says the French former defender.
About the possibility of winning the treble, Abidal thinks the squad needs to think match per match.
"I hope Barça can win it. A final is only a good match if you end up raising the Cup".
"If Barça win the Champions League, only Xavi can raise the Cup".
"We need everybody in the stadium for the team and for Xavi. He represents the club very well, he has played a lot of years here, won many titles.. he has been one of the most important players. If Barça wins the Champions League, Xavi deserves to leave through the big door and with a huge tribute".
"I am not the president, I am not in the club... but Dani has proved he's the best right-back of the world. If the club can't sign, a contract renewal would be logical".
"It's very difficult for a player to live this moment. There's only two matches remaining and you don't know if you'll renew your contract. What is he thinking? I am sure it's not the right way to prepare finals".
"I lived a similar situation, but in a different way".
"We play for the club, but more for the fans. The fans know exactly what a players deserve, the rest is not important".
"You don't think about that. You only think in the first match. If you win that one, then you need to win the second. And then yes, you can think in the treble".
Abidal's future at Barça
"This is the most difficult. I've spoken with my wife about it this morning and I told her: "I need to find the perfect place'. Something I like. I don't want to go there because it's the job they give me. I know I need to learn English, Catalan... To represent Barça is really difficult".