Barcelona coach Xavi has reacted to the arrest of his former teammate Dani Alves for alleged sexual assault. The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner said he was in a state of shock.
Speaking to the media ahead of the Blaugrana’s LaLiga home game against Getafe, Xavi said (via Barça Universal):
“It’s hard to comment on a situation like this. I’m surprised, shocked, in a state of ‘shock.’ It’s a matter of justice. Justice will rule.”
Dani Alves Played 408 games for Barcelona, scoring 22 goals and sending 105 assists. He is one of the most successful Barcelona teams of all time.
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“We dropped points at the Bernabeu, we dropped points against Leo and Espanyol, and tomorrow is a game that could get complicated. We don’t have an easy timetable; it’s demanding, I would say. “
He further praised the young Garvey and praised the teenager’s mature approach.
“I think the individual talks and the videos are going well. He’s one of the most watched individual videos. He’s a very young player and his immaturity means he hasn’t excelled at certain times.”
“He’s matured already; he knows how to draw tactical fouls when necessary; he knows when to turn and catch the ball; he’s a very intelligent player and for his young age he matures very quickly. Competing better and with his desire and grit, he’s very important to the team.”
The Blaugranas lead the La Liga title race with 41 points after 16 games. They lead arch rivals Real Madrid by three points.
However, the most critical stage of the season has not yet begun. Xavi’s side will need to be consistent if they are to become Spanish champions again.