first_imgMore surprising are undoubtedly somewhat extemporaneous criticisms of Valverde once he is already dismissed. In the interview with Sport, he says: “I watched the games and did not look at the result but how it was played, the tactics, the work of the players who did not play much. I look at those details. Many players were not satisfied or worked hard and there was also an internal communication issue. The coach-costume relationship has always been good, but there are things that I can smell as a former player. I told the club what I thought and a decision had to be made. “ Eric Abidal has granted an interview to Sport in which, indirectly, he sends some darts to Xavi, who implicitly accuses of filtering the meeting they held in Qatar and who says he had no official offer from the club: “There was no offer, if he has it, let me show it because I haven’t seen it. In the first meeting we had, Xavi listened. In the second he had to tell us his plan. What came out in the press were more political things than sports. I do not do politics. I only talk about football. I am interested in talking about the way a coach works and many things came out less than what we were talking about. “He also accused him of a lack of curriculum:” He does not have so much experience. It is true that it is from the house. It may or may not be your moment. The club opted for Quique Setién for two years and we trust him a lot. Xavi’s door will always be open. I don’t know if I’ll be there, but Barça always has the door open. “last_img read more