The Xavi-Piqu split It will be juicy news, but, at least for now, it is not correct. It is true, and we told it yesterday in MARCA, that Xavi (XH) spoke with Gerard a few days ago and explained exactly this to him as a conclusion: “I want you in my project for next season – he has two years left on his contract – but I love you one hundred percent.”
Actually, the conversation was informative. XH wanted to know firsthand, without interference, how he was one of the team symbols. And he wanted to know how it was at three levels:
– Staff. The separation with Shakira, like any personal, makes the player uneasy, and it was time to worry about the person.
. Physical. The injuries have not let Piqu perform, who is still recovering from the exacerbation of his tendinopathy in the adductor of the left thigh that he suffered in May. In this sense, Gerard has set himself the goal of treating himself thoroughly during the summer to start the preseason correctly.
– Motivational. That is to say, the master (and the club) want Piqu to focus fully on football. Neither business, nor Cosmos nor Davies Cup. Football and only football. If so, the player will be important in the Tarrassa coach’s project. And Gerard expressed, on his part, to his ‘boss’ that he is willing to take on this challenge, because his level of motivation is maximum.
Having said this, it is clear that Piqu is 35 years old, that he cannot play everything now and that, in the eyes of the club, Ronald Araujo is in the ascending line. The proof is that this season, due to injuries, the Catalan has only played 27 league games. In fact, when the player has played… he has been at a good level . Xavi’s idea is, therefore, clear: if he is one hundred percent, ‘Geri’ will be in the game.
And the second conclusion is evident: neither Piqu, due to his age, can allow himself to be at 80%, neither can the club expect him to be at 80% nor both deserve to continue related to 80%. That’s why,”Gerard, I love you, but I love you one hundred percent”