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Barcelona dressing room rebelled against Xavi ahead of Rayo clash

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It remains true today that Xavi Hernández’s career at FC Barcelona was not easy. It is the Catalan coach, not the player, who has been the subject of much scrutiny and criticism. Although his playing version was almost always impeccable, the Barcelona coach leaves a less than ideal legacy.

However, beyond the external criticism and noise that has plagued Xavi’s tenure as Barcelona coach, there have also been several internal issues. The Blaugrana coach, despite his best efforts, didn’t always seem to have the support of the dressing room, even when they pretended to be like him.

The latest update provided by SPORT only adds fuel to this same fire. According to this new update, there was a major clash between the Barcelona coach and his players in the locker room as the Catalan club faced Rayo Vallecano.

Apparently the Barcelona dressing room had a very ‘cold’ atmosphere that day, which Xavi and his coaching staff noticed. They asked the players what was bothering them and collectively spoke about media leaks suggesting that the former Barcelona manager had given the club a list of players and whether or not he considered them fit to continue at the club. .

Among these most frustrated players was Ronald Araujo, who felt the leaks seriously called his abilities into question and possibly doubted his loyalty to the club. However, Xavi addressed all the players present and assured them that these leaks were nothing more than vague noise from the media.

Moreover, the Barcelona coach then asked his players not to focus on such speculation. Instead, he addressed his players and assured them that he wouldn’t be one to talk about them behind their backs. Xavi went on to state that he has always been upfront about what he thinks and that will always remain the case.

To further underline this, the Barcelona legend even brought up the cases of Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba, two of his closest friends, to whom he had to break some heartbreaking news and ended up revealing his decision to see them part ways Barcelona.

With Xavi’s departure, it seems that many internal conflicts have been added to his departure. Regardless, it seems the Barcelona legend remains loyal to the club and continues to show kindness towards them. But in his place, Hansi Flick now arrives to coach the club.