The Barcelona manager has praised the Spaniard for his “fundamental” role in the team.
Following Lionel Messi’s exit in the summer,Sergio Busquets
was selected to wear Barcelona’s captain armband. The experienced midfielder has continued his role as a key player in Barca’s midfield, maintaining a balance between the offensive and defensive phases of their game.
The newly-appointed Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has praised his former teammate for his intelligence.
“He is a very intelligent player and he a fundamental part of the team”,
Xavi said (viaMarca
“He is the team’s thermometer, he is fundamental for me, as a coach, and as a captain.”
Busquets has featured in 647 matches for Barca’s senior team, scoring 16 goals and providing 41 assists. The Spaniard has won three Champions League titles, seven La Liga trophies, and eight Copa del Rey honours at the club.
The 33-year-old is set to play his third match under Xavi on Saturday. The Catalans will faceVillarreal
in a crucial La Liga match before meeting Real Betis next week.
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