FC Barcelona is going through a transition phase at present. Some of the key players have moved away from the Nou Camp, in the Twilight of their career while others have retired. Their talisman Lionel Messi could be in the final contract of his career. Keeping that in mind, things have done downhill for the Catalan side in recent times.
They have been trying right to get things sorted. Despite that, their problems have just been stacking up over the seasons. Though the recruitment has done its bit in the current transfer window, the work is far from done.
Keeping that in mind, the long-term fans remembered the last time that this transitional phase was upon the club. They also remembered how it was dealt with and one club legend’s contribution for the same. The player was Xavi and how he stayed at Barcelona when the club needed him the most.
The Story About Xavi And His Mother That Has Been Doing The Rounds On Social Media In Recent Times
The trio of Messi-Iniesta-Xavi had a major impact on the success of the club under manager Pep Guardiola. They were Europe’s best at times and the Spanish duo won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 as well. The triumph in the biggest international competition in the world only showcased their supremacy as a footballing duo.
Spain and Barcelona were a force to reckon with when Xavi was part of the team. This gave them some major accolades from the Euros, World Cup to the Champions League and La Liga titles domestically. Further, the treble under Pep was also an achievement in itself.
However, not many may know that Xavi was about to leave the Nou Camp at one point in time. He was about to make a move to AC Milan, who was one of the biggest giants in Italy. That did not happen because of his mother. How? Here’s how!!
When Xavi was 19, he almost signed for Milan. His father gave the “yes” to him but his mother said “If Xavi leaves Barcelona I will
The rest is history. pic.twitter.com/KkhD45bHSq
— Barça Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) July 23, 2021
And the rest is history!!
What a great stand taken by his mother to keep him with Barcelona in Spain. If not for her, we might have never seen one of the most dominant teams in Europe. The fans of the club need to know this and be grateful for the passion of a mother who knows what’s best for her son.
Can The Iconic Player And Legend For Barcelona Now Come Back As A Manager And Do More For The Catalan Giants?
Barcelona is in sort of a mess right now. They have hired Ronaldo Koeman as the boss at present. However, things haven’t really worked out for him at present. The stories suggested that the former player was being linked with the Barca job. That was after his performances in the role elsewhere.
He has been impressive at Al Sadd, which was his last club. He retired in 2019 and took over the club. Since then, things have looked really good for him. Keeping that in mind, Barcelona may want him back in the future. Whether that actually happens or not, remains to be seen in the days to come.