🎙 | Xavi's full press conference: 🔵⚪️ "Real Sociedad is a team that does a lot of things well, with a lot of talent in midfield and fast attacking people. The central defenders are strong and tough, and the goalkeeper has good footwork. Real Sociedad is a complicated team. Last year, we struggled there. We will try to play a good game and take three vital points". 🐍 "We are waiting on Koundé's registration. We have time. Tomorrow we will give the list, and everything is on 'standby' right now. There is nothing new. I spoke with Koundé, and I gave him my idea of the game. He is a central defender with a lot of quality. He has the experience, leadership, wins duels... We have signed an extraordinary footballer. At Barça, every game is a test. It can be a great player for us. He's versatile, but I see him as a central defender". 🇬🇦 "The market ends on August 31, and we don't know what will happen with Auba. We'll see what happens. Right now, he's our player, and I'm counting on him. For me, he's an important footballer, but we'll see what happens". ❌ "At the moment, no one has left. Tomorrow we can use Memphis Depay and Aubameyang. We will assess what we do if an offer arrives for either of them. The priority today is to register Jules [Koundé]. There, we'll see if we make a move or not". 🟥 “Busquets’ red card? We will see tomorrow. I won’t give the lineup now, but there are plenty of players who can play in the pivot role like Kessie, Pjanic and Frenkie.” ⚪️ “Casemiro is a player who has marked a stage in Madrid and Europe. They have signed players to replace him, but it is an important loss for them. They have won many things in the last decade. They lose an important piece. I can't get involved in the rival's decisions”. 🇪🇸 “Ferran has trained very well this week. He's excellent and very involved. All the players have trained well, but he has been very intense. It has to be essential for us. I see him more going from band to inside. The misfortune is that he hasn't been able to get any minutes yet, but it will surely be important”.”. 🔙 "Regarding the RB position, this is the market. We were very clear with the planning. We wanted to sign Azpilicueta but it couldn't be. We have people with guarantees who can cover this position. Araujo was good the other day, Sergi Roberto, Koundé...". 🌟 "We are evaluating staying with Pablo Torre. The problem is that we will train very little, from now until the next ten days. We will play and recover, we will play and recover... We will talk to him and assess whether the best option is for him to go out on loan. Right now, the idea is that he is in the dynamics of the first team and can have minutes". ☄️ "There is an order on free kicks. And, from there, there are sensations. I remember when I met Leo [Messi] and El Guaje [Villa] and we talked about it. This year we have more specialists. Let's see if we take advantage of the actions set pieces". 💪 “I see Jules in a good moment. He is aggressive, he marks the line well. We'll see if he plays tomorrow. Right now we need outlets." 👔 "I feel that, now, the pressure is on me. I try to convey this to the players so that they offer their talent and their best performance. The pressure is on me." 🇳🇱 "I see Frenkie de Jong facing the game. It happens to him like me. I, with my back to the game, was not comfortable. Facing the game, he is a spectacular footballer. He divides, he has strength and physical power, arrival, pass... He can adapt in different positions. I see him more on the inside, but he can also be a pivot. I can't imagine him as a winger". 💨 "On Raphinha and Dembélé's positions, it depends on how they feel. Many times I tell them that I don't mind if they change wings as long as both are occupied. It depends on the circumstances of the game and what I perceive from the technical area."
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