Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi has predicted that Xavi Hernández will make Barcelona grow.
Messi said this while breaking his silence on Xavi’s return to Barcelona.
The Argentine captain, who played alongside Xavi during their time at Barcelona, said the Spaniard knows the Blaugrana very well.
The PSG number 30 said this ahead of his side’s Champions League clash with Manchester City on Wednesday.
“Barcelona will grow with Xavi,” Messi told MARCA, adding “he’s a coach who knows a lot and knows the club well.”
Recall that Xavi was appointed as Barcelona’s new manager a few days ago following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last month.
Speaking at his unveiling, Xavi had said that Messi, his former teammate, texted him and wished him the best of luck as Barca manager.
“Leo Messi texted me to wish me the best of luck,” Xavi said.
This article was updated 9 months ago