Xavi hopes de Jong will stay at Barca
Barcelona started the new year with a victory last night and gained three points.
coach Xavi has expressed hope that Luuk de Jong will continue to play for Barcelona after last night's victory overMallorca
De Jong is on loan fromSevilla
in Barcelona and it was expected that his loan deal would be terminated soon and he would spend the rest of the season in Cadiz. However, the Dutch striker played against Mallorca and scored his team's only goal to give the Blaugrana three points per game. This was his second goal for Barca this season and Xavi expressed hope that he would continue to play for his team.
"He is an example of a professional. It is said that he can go out, but he works, he sacrifices himself. He is a hell of a professional.
"I am happy with him. Of course I am contemplating him staying because today he has been useful to us. He is an example for everyone.
"Depending on how you train, you will play. We will see the future. We will see if there are exits and entrances. But they are all hypotheses."
Xavi that was happy with three points in last night's game, added:
"There are three golden points.They way we played, and the circumstances we played in, this is a family victory. We have showed we know how to suffer.
"We had a very good first half and showed lots of personality. We are on the way up.
"We wanted the game to be suspended but I'm proud of the team, and proud of Marc. We needed him. He stopped a goal at the end and saved us.
"But the youngsters in the side are also helping us a lot. They have the right mentality and are well prepared. These three points put us in the fight for the top positions."
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