What did Xavi say about the possibility of Messi returning to Barcelona?

Berlin: Barcelona coach Xavi has admitted that the return of Argentine star Lionel Messi to the team in this moment is “impossible”, but he refused to rule out his return in future. Xavi also refused to be compared to two legendary Barcelona coaches. Messi’s 21-year career with Barcelona ended last August when he joined Paris Saint-Germain as a parameter zero, in light of the financial problems facing the Catalan team. But Messi, crowned seven times with the Ballon d’Or as the best player in the world, scored six goals during his first season in the French league, which is his worst record in a season since he scored the same number of goals in Spanish League in the 2005/2006 season, when he was eighteen. Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain is only a year away, knowing that the contract includes a clause that allows an extension for another year, and on Sunday, Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he does not believe that the history of the star Argentina with both Barcelona and Sopra. As for Xavi, Messi’s former colleague at Barcelona and current team manager, he said in press conference that such a step is not feasible, at least for the moment. “He is tied to a contract, and this is impossible at the moment,” said Xavi, who is preparing the team for the friendly against Juventus. in Italy, today, Tuesday, in Dallas, as part of the tour of the two teams in the United States in preparation for the new season. Xavi added: “Messi is the best footballer in the world and in history. The president of the club Laporta has already said that Messi’s history with Barcelona is not over, but now is not the time to talk about it. ”Xavi has had a successful period since taking over the Barcelona manager last November when he brought the team in second place in championship, after being ranked ninth under former manager Ronald Koeman. Barcelona are now expected to return to title competition after strengthening their ranks with the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Rafinha. Despite this, Xavi has confirmed that he does not want to compare him with legendary Barcelona coaches, Pep Guardiola and Johan Cruyff. He added: “I have no idea of ​​Guardiola’s equation of numbers, what I want for Barcelona is to win.” He continued: “It’s not a question of vanity, I don’t want to overtake Pep or Johan or anyone else. On the contrary, I benefited from it, because I am their pupil … My dream is to bring Barcelona back to the top of the world”. ( Dpa)