Barcelona legends Carles Puyol and Andres Iniesta have been celebrating Xavi’s return to the Camp Nou with messages of support on social media.
Iniesta was first up with a tweet that revealed just how delighted he is to see his old midfield partner back with the Catalan giants.
He wrote, “What a great day !!, I’m so glad for you, friend. I wish you all the luck in the world and that we continue to enjoy our Barça.”
Qué gran día!!— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) November 8, 2021
Me alegro mucho por ti, amigo. Te deseo toda la suerte del mundo y que sigamos disfrutando de nuestro Barça ❤️ #bentornatXavi
Puyol also had a message for his former teammate and is obviously looking forward to seeing Barcelona play under their new coach.
“Winning, losing or drawing is part of the sport,” he wrote. “That we feel proud of our team does not have to depend on the result, but on the effort and commitment. Good luck Xavi! Long live Barça.”
Ganar, perder o empatar forma parte del deporte. Que nos sintamos orgullosos de nuestro equipo no tiene que depender del resultado, sino del esfuerzo y el compromiso. Molta sort Xavi! Visca el Barça. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/N5lcGe7OQn— Carles Puyol (@Carles5puyol) November 8, 2021
There’s been talk that Puyol could link up with Xavi and be part of the backroom staff at Barcelona. President Joan Laporta spoke about the possibility of former players returning to work with Xavi after his unveiling.
“Well they are already helping, given the good relationship that we have with them. Each of them have their own obligations and roles such is the case with Puyol. Communication with him is either through me or through members of the board, with Andres as well. Andres has given me his support in these difficult times, through WhatsApp. He’s very excited about Xavi’s arrival. Mascherano, as well, even though I didn’t have him as a player there is a great relationship through messages,” he said.
“Piqué is obviously a player of ours and he is 100% involved in the project and Dani Alvés is very active and trying to help the club in different aspects and he’s also offered his help from a sporting perspective. So Xavi needs to decide with his staff the proper course of action to follow. First immediate, and also, long-term. He knows there is a large umbrella of players that can help him at any given moment to make sure that him and his team will compete once again.”