Fall out? These words from Deco caused problems with FC Barcelona manager Xavi

By Emmanuel Mendez

Fall out? These words from Deco caused problems with FC Barcelona manager Xavi

FC Barcelona's sporting director Deco spoke about Barca's model and Xavi seemed to not appreciate his comments.

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FC Barcelona has a lot of tension after the 3-3 draw against Granada. Barcelona is losing patience with the bad results as the team could've gotten closer to Girona in the La Liga table and were close to losing against one of the worst teams in the league. Barcelona trailed twice in the game against Granada, and the team's performance did not convince.

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As Xavi announced that he would leave the club this summer, Barca president Joan Laporta and sporting director Deco expressed how the news shocked them. They did not expect Xavi to take that decision, but now their task is to look for a new manager. Deco recently spoke about Xavi doing a good job as the Barca coach, but the results recently need to change.

Deco had an interview with Portuguese media outlet 'Nascer do Sol' and said the Barca model would soon need to end, suggesting Xavi leaving is needed. Deco said, "A change is necessary. There is a method at the end of its cycle. We must find someone who will break once and for all with the past and move towards a new model. We have a serious financial problem, and that was one of the reasons why I was hired. We don't have money for the investments made by other millionaire clubs, and that discourages any coach."

Xavi reacted to Deco's words, saying, "What Deco said is not what communicates to me. He believes in the Barça model in the DNA... I'm not sure where those statements come from, I can't say much."

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Nascer do Sol journalist clarifies quotes; Xavi and Deco have no problems with each other

Mundo Deportivo reports that the journalist who spoke with Deco has clarified his quote. "It's not Deco's decision or willingness to change the method or model, but it was Xavi who pointed that with his departure. The inadequate interpretation of the text does not necessarily reflect Deco's stance or indicate his intentions." Luis Rojo from Marca reports that Deco and Xavi have met, and the Barça director has explained what he actually said to the Portuguese media. Everything is fine between the two now.

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