Xavi Hernandez confirms meeting with Abidal, says it's a dream to coach Barcelona

Xavi Hernandez confirms meeting with Abidal, says it's a dream to coach Barcelona

- Xavi Hernandez has confirmed he had talks with Barcelona

- The Spaniard could be set to take over from embattled manager Ernesto Valverde

- Xavi has the most appearances of all time for Barcelona with 767 games

Hours after Al-Sadd's general manager Turki Al-Ali denied any meeting between Xavi Hernandez and Barcelona, the club legend has confirmed he actually met with Barcelona officials.

According to Xavi, it is his dream to coach Barcelona, Sky Sports reports.

The Al Sadd coach's statement comes amid reports he could be set to take over from embattled coach Ernesto Valverde.

Xavi confirmed that he spoke to Barcelona's sporting director Eric Abidal and chief executive Oscar Grau over the weekend.

However, the former Barcelona star did not give details of the meeting, but acknowledged that he would love to take charge of his former side one day.

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Xavi said: "I cannot say anything, they were here to talk to me and we discussed many things. Sorry I cannot give any more information.

"I cannot hide it's my dream to coach Barcelona, I've said it many times in many interviews, everyone knows I support Barcelona from the bottom of my heart.

"But I'm doing my job here, I'm doing my best. I was focused on the semi-final and now I'm focusing on the final."

Xavi holds the record of all-time appearances for Barcelona with 767 appearances.

He spent an astonishing 17 seasons at the heart of Barcelona's midfield, lifting 25 trophies.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that Lionel Messi was left furious as he was raging at his teammates after Barcelona squandered an earlier lead to suffer a disappointing 3-2 defeat to La Liga rivals Atletico Madrid.

The Argentine star scored for the Spanish champions but his presence could not save Barcelona from the messy collapse in the Super Cup semi-final on Thursday night, January 9, in Jeddah.

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