Spain’s midfield legend, Xavi Hernandez, has admitted that his “primary goal” is to coach Barcelona where he won a host of trophies, but he is focused on his current job.
Xavi who currently coaches Al-Sadd in Qatar told newsmen coaching Barca would be a dream.
The former Barca captain said “Above all, we have to respect Quique Setien and I wish the team all the best. Sometimes Barca plays very well, sometimes well, and sometimes not so well. But I like Setien’s idea, now and with his previous teams: to dominate and to make a beautiful game.”
Xavi also said he was “fine” after testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantined in Qatar.
“I feel good, although isolated, logically. And I’m looking forward to training soon,”
Xavi, who played for Al-Sadd from 2015 to 2019 and then became coach, also said he thought Qatar would host a “historic” World Cup in 2022.
Xavi’s name has come up repeatedly as a replacement for Setien, but club president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists he is sticking with his current coach.