Xavi Hernandez delighted with contribution of Barcelona star despite strong criticism from supporters

Due to their well-documented financial problems, Barcelona were unable to sign a big-money replacement for Sergio Busquets during the summer. Instead, they had to opt for Oriol Romeu, who arrived from Catalan rivals Girona.

It was a dream for Romeu, who had been in the La Masia academy, to return to Barcelona, although he has had a tough time of things since re-joining. Quarters of the media have criticised his performances, as have supporters. Despite this, his head coach continues to count of him.

MD say that Xavi Hernandez has been delighted with Romeu’s contribution since he arrived, and that he continues to be of paramount importance to Barcelona. He is highly regarded for his tactical discipline, his commitment to the team, his maturity and also professional contribution.

Despite this, Barcelona are expected to sign a new pivot next summer, most likely someone that will act as a long-term successor to Romeu, who has even been linked, in recent weeks, with returning to Girona.

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  1. Another day another xavi talking rubbish as usual orel romeo has been horrendous imo giving the ball away continuously so far this season due to his severe lack of both speed and awareness,tracking back is another skill this guy definitely hasn’t got as was very clearly seen in the classico defeat when he just let bellingham breeze past him unimpossed into barcas penalty area to get the winner.

  2. You should try to understand Xavi angle,
    As a coach, he has to motivate the guys he has right now for optimum performance. Doing otherwise will be injurious to the team as a whole. However, I am also of the opinion that he has to fix the problems in the team as quickly as possible. One of the problems, is that players at the front are not playing for each other. Everyone want to shine alone, when they see a free player that can easily score, rather, they will plane alone and folly the ball away. I think they need to be talked to, team glory first, before the individuals.

  3. When my former coach praises someone endlessly, then there’s something he was not happy with him. So is the case here. I hope FdJ coming back to total fitness, so that we don’t have to use Romeo too often.

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