Xavi guarantees: “João Cancelo will return to his natural position”

The Barcelona coach spoke about the situation of the Portuguese international.

 a press conference previewing the game against Shakthar Donetsk, counting for the Champions League, Xavi reflected on the team’s current situation, which he considers to be being criticized too much. Furthermore, the Spaniard spoke about João Cancelo, a Portuguese player who occupied several positions on the field.

“I think that Cancelo will return to his natural position. He will play 80 percent on the left and right flank. In the last few games, it has been a tactical issue, playing a three-way build-up game. Therefore, I believe that Cancelo will return to his natural position. It’s where he feels most like himself”, admits the coach.

Xavi also looked back at his work at Barcelona, ​​after completing two years in the role. “In short, I would say that we have been achieving the objectives we set ourselves as a team and club: first, we saved the season. And the second season was very positive. I think we are halfway there: we have to recover excellence. I think we are doing a good job, but we are halfway to recovering a great Barça, a Barça that competes in Europe and dominates local competitions”, assures the former footballer. 

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