Marc-Andre Ter Stegen denies influence on Barcelona's Xavi decision

“Attacks my personal values “- Marc-Andre Ter Stegen blasts reports claiming he was behind Barcelona’s decision to sack Xavi

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen has blasted reports claiming he was behind Barcelona‘s decision to sack Xavi. A Spanish media outlet reported that the Germans complained to the board about Xavi. They claimed Ter Stegen told the board that the dressing room didn’t like Xavi calling out players’ mistakes during the Girona defeat.

Ter Stegen has now rubbished those claims. He posted a stern message on social media, writing on X (formerly Twitter):

“The story published by ‘Barça Reservat’ directly attacks my personal values and I will not tolerate someone using my name to create bad vibes based on false information. If I ever want to say or report something, I will always be very direct with the person.”

Xavi has officially been sacked by Barcelona. The Spaniard announced earlier in the season that he’ll leave at the end of the season. Barcelona convinced him to overturn the stance. However, just after a month, they have sacked Xavi. Hansi Flick will join Barcelona as their next coach.

Lamine Yamal sends a message to Xavi after Barcelona’s sacking

During his Barcelona tenure, Xavi trusted youngsters. He gave La Masia youngsters chances to flourish in the first team. Lamine Yamal became a regular in the first team, Xavi. The prodigious talent has now sent a message to Xavi. He wrote on social media (via Barca Universal):

“Thank you for having always trusted me. It has been a pleasure to learn and work with you, Mister. Forever a Cule legend. Good luck!”

Xavi took over in the middle of the 2021-22 season. He helped Barcelona win La Liga and the Supercopa de Espana in 2022-23. It was his first full season as the manager.

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