Xavi isn’t hesitant to discuss his opinion; it’s one of the things Barcelona fans have always liked about the manager.
This time, we got to hear directly from the man himself about the logic for Gavi’s unusual footwear methods. Specifically, why doesn’t the youngster bother lacing his boots?
When asked why Gavi wears his laces unfastened, Xavi was quick to respond.
“He says that’s how he’s comfortable, that it’s good for him, that we don’t need to worry,” said Xavi.
“Maybe if they were tied up he wouldn’t play as well! It is surprising how mature he is for a 17 year old. He has a lot of things to improve, but he has a tremendous soul and it’s brutal how he competes.
“I hope he renews his contract. Let’s see if it is sorted soon. After Araujo’s, I hope he is next. I have already said it is fundamental.”