No one can claim that Luis Enrique didn’t deliver results and titles during his time at Barcelona, but throughout his tenure at Camp Nou there were voices complaining about the fact that the Blaugrana were giving less and less chances to home-grown talents.
Xavi, one of the club’s most prominent figures, is one of those who are counting on Ernesto Valverde to start doing things again, the… Barca way, obviously bringing in quality players from outside the club, but not neglecting giving chances to Barcelona’s own talents.
In general, Barcelona have been sleeping. They have to boost the ‘Cantera’ and their model of play
the Barca legend told The Tactical Room.
Young players have to learn this form of play so that when they arrive in the first team they already have the concepts properly learned. The ‘Cantera’ coaches have to make players, they have to teach them. You have to form them from the youngest ages. If you win, great, but that’s not the objective
Xavi said, first commenting on the appointment of Guillermo Amor and Jose Mari Bakero as leading figures in Barcelona’s academy.
I like the bet on Valverde. He’s a prepared type, he has experience, he knows the club. He has lived the style and will do well. His arrival prompts a return to the orthodox style
Xavi then said, giving his… vote of confidence to Barcelona’s new coach.