Xavi ecstatic: 'He is the heart of this team, for me, he is irreplaceable'

Xavi sings praises about Gavi following FC Barcelona's convincing victory over Real Betis in La Liga. Despite being just nineteen years old, the coach believes the midfielder is already indispensable for Blaugrana.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 05:04, 17 Sep 2023

Gavi played in midfield alongside Frenkie de Jong and Oriol Romeu on Saturday. 'The feeling I have is that it's very difficult for me to take him off the field. 

He's practically the heart of the team. He gives us a certain passion and soul. For me, he's indispensable, both as a player and as a person. I'm very happy with him,' Xavi said at the press conference.

The Barcelona coach acknowledges that there will be competition, especially when Pedri returns. Gavi can also play in forward positions, but there is also strong competition there. Against Betis, Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres, Raphinha, and João Félix all scored. 'The competition is perfect. The problem now lies with me when it comes to choosing the attackers, but that's great for the team.'

Updated: 05:04, 17 Sep 2023