"I want to stay in football, being close to the pitch. I would hate being stuck in an office"
Xavi is the protagonist of the English magazine Fourfourtwo this April, occupying the front page and having conceded an extensive interview. The former Barcelona has made it clear that his main objective is to train FC Barcelona. He also praised his experience in the Qatari league.
Coming back to Barça
"My ultimate objective is to coach Barcelona. I’m not hiding that. I want to work again for that house I consider a home."
“I have no doubts. I want to stay in football, being close to the pitch. I would hate being stuck in an office."
"I want to work again for that house I consider a home."
Passion for soccer
“Whenever I have 10 minutes to myself, bang – the football goes on the TV. My wife knows that, and she hates football.”
“I’ll put on La Liga and keep an eye on the Premier League games, too. I’ll study the line-ups, and who’s scored, on my phone.”
“Football’s still a hobby. That’s the secret. If I didn’t have training every day, I’d go and play five-a-side with my mates."
Experience in Qatar
“Listen: I’m playing in Qatar. It’s a professional league – you can’t just coast through games, because everyone is well-prepared physically and the teams are evenly matched – but it’s not like Europe. Tactically, it’s not that well developed. But I love playing football and Al Sadd play a possession game, so I touch the ball over 100 times per game."
“I’m here for football and I want to leave a legacy for the 2022 World Cup.”