Xavi Hernández , who now directs Al Sadd Qatari with which he will play the next Club World Cup, has granted an interview to the FIFA website in which he reviews his career on the benches and his current moment in the country.
The former FC Barcelona player acknowledges that the change from coach to player, considering that he retired only a few months ago, "has been so fast that it has not given me time to think." "Now you control a group of 40-50 people, you have to prepare the training, think about what rival you will have, how you are going to play, how you are going to attack and defend, the strategy ... There are many things, but I like it. In the end it's football and I'm pretty sick, so I'm enjoying it. "
The now coach summarizes his way of playing: "I suffer if my team does not have the ball. It already happened to me as a player. What I want as a coach is that my team has the domain in the game, and I understand that you dominate when you have the ball. That's how I grew up in Barça as well as in the national team. The style for me is non-negotiable. " And he analyzes the current coaches and those he has had as technicians: " Simeone's style is not mine, but my admiration for him is immense for what was achieved at Atlético de Madrid. He, Guardiola, Klopp ... each one with their style, they have left their mark Luis Aragonés, Vicente del Bosque, Luis Enrique ... their teams have been the reflection of them as coaches.
In addition, the former midfielder of the national team said his family is "happy" in Qatar: "They give us everything. It is a very easy country to live, very comfortable, welcoming and safe . It is all focused on the World Cup."
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