Barcelona are still sweating with injuries to some key players.
The list include Pedri, Araujo, Braithwaite and even Dembele.
Ronald Koeman used these injuries as an excuse for as long as anyone can remember.
Xavi is taking over at a club where he’s not had the time to train the players in preseason.
Installing his philosophy will take some time, as he doesn’t really know what awaits him at Camp Nou. Changes will not happen quickly for Xavi.
Barcelona do not have a ton of money to spend in the market. The club are still struggling with a load of debt.
Xavi may have to make do with what he has available.
Koeman was the man sacked, but we can’t say the Barcelona players have been great lately.
Memphis wasted chance after chance in the game against Rayo, while Pique was easily beaten at the back by Falcao.
Xavi will be arriving at a time when Barca’s players are mostly enduring a poor run of form