Xavi explains Roque lack of playing time.

Azulgrana boss Xavi Hernandez has explained why 19-year-old striker Vitor Roque has been given fewer chances than he should have. Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez admits he did not plan for Vitor Roque to join the team in January from the beginning. Because they want the Brazilian striker to continue learning as a player. Before the situation changed. After the injuries to Pablo Martin, Paez, Cabira, Gabi and Alejandro Balde. According to a report from ‘Diario Sport’ on Wednesday. UFABET 

Barcelona paid an initial fee of 30 million euros plus a bonus of 31 million euros to sign Vitor Roque, planning to bring the striker from Atletico Paranaense to the team in the summer of 2024. But due to injury. of players caused the Azulgrana team to adjust their plans by bringing players to join the team since January. But the 19-year-old striker still needs time to adjust and therefore has few opportunities to play. 

‘That’s how we planned it. We didn’t plan for him to come this soon. We planned it for the summer. So that he can continue to learn as a player. Then we decided it would be best for the club and for him. We had the opportunity to bring him in because of the injuries to Gabi and Balde so he could train. Get to know your club and teammates and compete with his teammates’

‘The debate, for me, I don’t understand. He’s learning. There was a football player in front of him. which has better condition And that is why he has played so little. These things have happened all my life,’ Xavi said.

Vitor Roque’s future is still in doubt as Xavi feels the player should join another club for more playing time, while the 19-year-old striker’s agent Andre Cury has confirmed. Through the media that if a player were to move away from the Azulgrana team it would only be permanent.

Xavi also spoke further about Joao Felix, whose loan deal from Atletico Madrid is set to expire this summer. ‘He helped us a lot. But he has competition: Rafinha, Fermin, Lamine, Ferran, Vitor, but Joao is important for us and will be there until the end of the season.’