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What’s wrong with Ansu Fati? Dazzling in his debut with Barça when he was barely of age, the 20-year-old prodigy is struggling this season. Faced with strong competition, the Spanish international must be content with a substitute role. Indeed, he has only 11 starts in all competitions, finding himself fifth in the attacking hierarchy, behind Dembélé, Raphinha, Torres and Gavi on the wings. A situation that is starting to annoy, starting with his father and representative, Bori Fati. After a meeting with Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff, he multiplied the declarations to put pressure on the club by explaining that he was thinking about leaving if his case did not evolve.
“There is competition. It’s Barcelona”
And on the eve of the match against Elche, Xavi Hernandez was able to answer this during his traditional press conference. The Catalan technician wanted to calm things down so as not to escalate the situation: “I have experienced similar situations as a player. He suffers for his son, but the important thing is that Ansu is fine and he is fine He’s a great guy. He’s a mature person. He has to help us. I’m the first one who wants to see him succeed at Barca. I have good feelings with him. I understand the father, I have empathy. The one that concerns me is Ansu. The important thing is that you are happy. (…) There is competition. It is Barcelona. But now what the player must understand is that there are five changes and they must be there to help. I have already asked for patience, not only for Ansu, but in general. He is 20 years old and we must be patient with him.
To sum up
Xavi Hernandez has provided an update on Ansu Fati’s situation as his father has made multiple statements in recent days. The coach wanted to calm things down as a meeting took place between the leaders and his father.