Former professional footballer and ex Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has completed his 100 days on the managerial post of Barcelona FC. It has indeed been nothing short of a roller coaster ride from day 1 of his journey till now. Xavi came on the managerial post of Barcelona on November 6, and completed his 100 days on February 14, 2022. He took over from interim coach Sergio Barjuan who stepped up following the sacking of ex-Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman.
Xavi’s journey has the head coach of Barcelona started well with Barcelona’s victory margin of 1-0, which came from the feet of Memphis Depay, by scoring in a penalty. From that time, Barcelona has played 16 games till now and has emerged victoriously in 7 of them, drawn five, and faced defeat in 4 games. Also, during this span, Camp Nou has registered 25 goals and has conceded 22.
Arrival of Xavi Hernandez
The arrival of Xavi Hernandez hasn’t been short of a breath in a fresh atmosphere. He took the managerial role on a struggling team, and was in the ninth position in the Champions League table at that time. And at present the team is in the top four spots, albeit in excessive competition.
More importantly, in his 11 La Liga games, Xavi has lost only one, which came against Real Betis by a score of 1-0, and has been able to gain 22 points from available 33. Barcelona has been knocked out from the Champions League, Copa del Rey, and Spanish Super Cup, but their performance has been far better from that position when they were struggling the most.
Performance of the players
Under the reign of Xavi Hernandez, every player has been able to play inside the pitch, some have been consistent, and some have been given breaks. Luuk de Jong has netted most goals during Xavi’s 100 days reign, which is 4. Besides, Memphis Depay, Pedri, de Jong, Nico, Araujo, Gavi, and Ferran Jutgla have registered two each. And coming to assists, Brazilian veteran, Dani Alves has the most in his pocket, which is three in his appearances, within Xavi’s 100 days.