SportsTalk December 17th: Barcelona Sports Director Deco accepted an exclusive interview with Movistar, during which he talked about Xavi and the transfer market.
Deco said: “We did not renew Xavi’s contract for many years because he did not want to. There is no debate on this topic. . The season is so long, and the team will definitely have good and bad times. No matter what, we know exactly what we want to get.”
Deco hopes that the outside world will give Harvey more respect. He said: “Last year he led the team to win the La Liga championship and completed a wonderful journey. He had the courage to face the most difficult moments. The criticism stems from everyone’s overestimation. Our players are full of talent, and the fans certainly hope that the team can win every game, but we all know how difficult it is.”
Finally, regarding winter window signings, Deco said that except for Roque, there will be no new players joining. “The depth of the squad is not as good as it could be, and unfortunately we lost Garvey. Roque was someone we had already signed and the club decided to bring him in early. Because we are subject to Financial Fair Play, it is difficult to change the financial situation now. I We don’t like to create false expectations and we’re happy with what we have.”