Xavi: No need for big changes

Xavi Hernandez has reflected that Barcelona are not in need of making drastic changes this summer in light of recent disappointment.

The heavy defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals has opened up speculation that Barca will be making more than the usual number of changes to the squad this summer.

However, in reflecting on the team’s success in La Liga, which saw him pick up a record seventh title, Xavi does not see the need for big changes.

“The overall reading is very positive. I’m proud. Happy. I have been able to enjoy seven League titles and each are important,” commented the midfielder to reporters today.

“We have a great generation of players now. And hopefully many more League to win. We have the generation for it.

“I am in favour that when things go well little is changed. It seems that we are in a bad situation. We have just won the League and it seems we have to change everything.

“We eliminated by Bayern in the Champions League and by Madrid in the Copa del Rey. I’m not in favour of changing too much. But it is for Tito and Andoni to do the work.”

Xavi was asked his opinion on Iker Casillas and Jose Mourinho’s perceived difficulty in working together at Real Madrid.

“I do not know if Mourinho will stay or leave. I feel bad that a guy as important as Iker is going through what he currently is.

“They were previously calling for him to win the Ballon d’Or and now it seems that he does not matter. He’s my friend, a leader, captain of La Roja. He does not deserve this.

“Would Mourinho’s exit benefit Barcelona? I do not know. We have not stopped winning titles because Mourinho has been here.

“We have continued to win and remain competitive.”

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