The news of Xavi’s departure sent shockwaves through Barcelona, but the players are determined to stick together and finish the season strong. On Monday, they took a break from training to have lunch at Robert Lewandowski’s house, a chance to talk things out and bond as a team without the coaches around.
🔵🔴 Los jugadores del Barça en la comida de hermandad en la casa de Lewandowski
📸 Pep Morata pic.twitter.com/KBq4Bu74wN
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It was a full house at Lewandowski’s, with everyone from the injured Gavi (out for the season with an ACL tear) to the sidelined goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen making an appearance. The mood was understandably somber, but there was also a sense of determination. These players want to give Xavi a proper send-off, even if the season hasn’t gone as planned.
Barcelona’s next game is against Osasuna on Wednesday, and they’ll be looking to get back on track after two straight defeats. They’ve got a tough run of games coming up, with Alaves, Granada, and Celta Vigo on the horizon before the first leg of their Champions League tie against Napoli. But if they can stay united and focused, they might just salvage something from this disappointing season.
— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) January 29, 2024