“Xavi has a lot of experience in top football, of course, and I think he will bring that experience into the team,” Memphis Depay told club’s media following the match against Celta Vigo.
“I don’t know him personally, I know him as a football player, but I’m excited to work with him.
I think he can lift our spirits, have to lift our spirits together as players.”
Xavi has signed a contract with Barcelona until 2024.
He is set to lead his first training session on Monday, November 8.
As for Memphis, his transfer was primarily a request from previous coach Ronald Koeman. This term so far, the Dutchman has played 16 matches for Barca, recording six goals and two assists.