Barcelona’s youth academy reaches new heights under Xavi’s guidance
FC Barcelona’s head coach and former La Masia graduate, Xavi Hernandez, recently praised the club’s famed youth program at a pre-match press conference. La Masia, regarded as one of the world’s finest youth academies, has produced a number of footballing heroes, and according to Xavi, it’s better than ever.
Xavi, who grew up at La Masia, is bold to say that the current crop of young talents emerging from the organization is the best in the academy’s illustrious history. He stated La Masia’s importance in the club’s history, saying that it has continuously contributed to the success of Barcelona’s best squads.
The current situation is all the more astonishing as La Masia’s impact on the first team is stronger than ever. An incredible eleven of the twenty players in the team are La Masia products, with Oriol Romeu bringing the total to twelve. This infusion of domestic talent has been critical in filling in for injuries in the Barcelona squad.
Xavi also praised the next generation of players’ devotion and dedication, calling it a “honor” to observe their development. He highlighted their enormous potential to become crucial members of Barcelona’s first team in the future.
As Barcelona prepares to face Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, the inclusion of several young players on the team list shows La Masia’s growing relevance. The academy’s strong history of developing talent appears to be alive and well, ready to lead Barcelona into a new era of glory.
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