Xavi Campos and Jordi Borda report the best secrets of Barça world
Braida, Luis Enrique and Tassotti
Barça's new Director of International Football, Alfredo Braida, and the first team coach Luis Enrique first met last Friday. Braida appeared at the sports city with Carles Rexach, Jordi Roura, Albert Soler and other executives of the club. It was a good first contact and they spoke in Italian (Luis Enrique learnt it when he managed AS Roma). Apparently one of the names that appeared in that first conversation was Tassotti, that player that attacked Luis Enrique in the World Cup of 1990. Braida and Tassotti are friends. There were some jokes about this fact.
Messi has got an Espanyol fan as neighbour
Leo Messi is living in a provisional flat in Sarria (Barcelona) while the improvements of his home at Castelldefels are being finished. During his time living in Barcelona he will have a very special neighbour: Ramon Condal, who used to be RCD Espanyol president from 2011 to 2012. They might run into each other in the elevator or in a neighbours meeting, who knows.
City's Van Persie
One of Manchester United's stars, Robin Van Persie, has his son Shaqueel playing for Manchester City. Shaqueel is only 7 years old. It's not rare to see Robin picking up his son at the CFA, the new Manchester City's academy.