Xavi Hails Gavi As the Heart of Barcelona After Youngster’s Impressive Performance Against Sevilla

Xavi Hails Gavi As the Heart of Barcelona After Youngster’s Impressive Performance Against Sevilla

  • Xavi referred to Gavi as the "heart" of his squad after the 18-year-old stood out during Barcelona's 3-0 victory over Sevilla last weekend
  • Gavi stole the headlines with a standout performance in midfield alongside Sergio Busquets and Pedri
  • Goals from Raphinha, Robert Lewandowski and Eric Garcia helped Barcelona maintain their unbeaten start to the La Liga season

Barcelona manager, Xavi says he is not surprised by the impressive performances of youngster, Gavi after the 18-year-old impressed in the Catalans 3-0 victory against Sevilla on Saturday, September 3.

The La Masia academy graduate bossed the midfield against the Andalucians as Barcelona continued their impressive start to the 2022/23 La Liga campaign.

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Gavi has become a crucial player for Xavi's Barcelona this season. Photo by NurPhoto
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Xavi has now hailed Gavi as the heart of the Barcelona squad, extolling the Spanish midfielder’s hard work and discipline as a vital tool for his progress 90MIN reports.

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"It doesn’t surprise me, I see him train every day," said the Barca boss. "It’s down to hard work, discipline and heart. He was the best player in the game, because of his intensity, fight, passing, high pressing. He has heart in his legs."

Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Eric Garcia all scored for Barcelona as Xavi’s team won a 4th successive La Liga game to remain unbeaten in the league.

Barcelona defender Eric Garcia allays injury fears

Meanwhile, Eric Garcia has played down the seriousness of the injury he picked up in Blaugrana’s 3-0 victory against Sevilla on Saturday, September 3, Barca Universal reports.

The Barcelona defender had to be taken off ten minutes into the second half with an injury, just five minutes after he had scored the third goal of the game.

Any worries about his condition have been allayed by the former Manchester City center-back, who claims that he is feeling "fine" but just a bit uncomfortable.

Xavi reflects on Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s sale to Chelsea

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Barcelona contested their first game without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they took on Sevilla in La Liga.

The Gabonese striker was sold to Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window after moving to the Blaugrana only six months earlier while Marcos Alonso joined the Catalan club from the London side as part of the deal.

Speaking after Barca’s comfortable 3-0 victory against Sevilla, coach Xavi admitted described Auba as a ’jewel’ and admitted that he felt bad that the club had sold the player.

Source: Sports Brief News