Barcelona’s Xavi Still Feels Betrayed by PSG Sensation’s Exit to France, Report Says

It’s been less than a year since Ousmane Dembélé left FC Barcelona last summer during their summer tour in the United States. The Frenchman’s decision to leave didn’t sit well with manager Xavi Hernandez. 

Despite the transfer occurring a few months ago, the wound remains fresh, and it’s about to be reopened with Barcelona facing Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Diario AS reported details regarding what Xavi felt as the transfer transpired, leading to Dembélé eventually joining the Parisians and returning to France. 

According to the Spanish outlet, people on the flight transporting the Blaugrana team from Dallas to Las Vegas remember seeing Xavi Hernández looking visibly distressed. At that point, the coach had already given up hope on Dembélé.

Furthermore, he understood that the situation could not be reversed. The 26-year-old was on his way to PSG, a move that the Blaugrana coach saw as a betrayal by a player he had steadfastly supported.

Even now, Xavi still feels disappointed in the player and believes he was treated unfairly. It will be interesting

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