Barcelona manager, Xavi has revealed he is unhappy with the La Masia duo’s admit lack of tactical understanding
However, both players are products of La Masia and have been part of the Xavi project during the season
journalist Andrea Gines revealed Xavi is unhappy with both Gavi and Nico Gonzalez
Gavi and Nico Gonzalez. had a breakthrough in their senior team debut in the 2021/22 season
Gavi, 17, featured far more prominently over the course of the season
However, registered 47 appearances across all competitions, in which he scored twice and assisted six more.
As for Nico, he featured in 37 matches over the course of the season and produced a return of two goals and assists apiece.
The duo has been hailed as the future of this Barcelona midfield, along with Pedri.
However, it seems like manager Xavi is not entirely happy with the pair as they do not understand certain tactical concepts that he wishes them to pick up on
Andrea Gines claims that the 42-year-old tactician is particularly cross with Nico
This could explain his reduced involvement during the second half of the campaign when Xavi rarely handed him starts and used him as a late substitute more often than not.
The journalist then goes on to add that for these reasons, Frenkie de Jong becomes an important player for Xavi.
The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with an exit in the summer transfer window amidst interest from the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain
Gavi and Nico, are still young and have time on their side to polish their game.
With Xavi set to get an entire pre-season to work with them before the next campaign
Moreover, the duo should emerge as better players when the season starts.