Xavi Enforces Strict Rules On FC Barcelona Players, Penalizing Star For Busy Nightlife
Xavi Hernandez Punishes Barcelona Player for “Busy Nightlife” Activities: Report
Former Barcelona and current Al Sadd coach, Xavi Hernandez, has reportedly punished Pablo Torre, a player in his current Barcelona squad, for his “busy nightlife” activities. According to the Catalan digital newspaper, El Nacional, Torre’s poor performance is not solely due to his technical or tactical skills, but his off-pitch activities.
Torre, a Spanish midfielder, arrived at Camp Nou last summer with a lot of hype after impressing while playing for Racing Santander. However, he has struggled to break into Xavi’s first-team plans and has only managed 239 minutes of game time across all competitions.
Comparisons were immediately drawn between Torre and Pedri, another Spanish midfielder of a similar age, who was picked up for the same transfer fee of €5 million ($5.5 million) and immediately made an impact under Ronald Koeman in 2020.
Busy Nightlife Activities
El Nacional’s report suggests that Torre’s “busy nightlife” activities could be affecting his on-field performance. Barcelona has had issues with players with similar lifestyles in the past. Gerard Pique and Ronaldinho are just two examples of players who have faced punishment for their off-pitch activities.
As the La Liga title race draws to a close, Torre needs to work hard and prove to Xavi that he is worthy of a place in the team. If his performance does not improve, he may be moved on permanently or sent out on loan.
Torre’s Future at Barcelona
According to a report by SPORT last week, Torre is confident that he can succeed at Barcelona and is happy with his progress while training with the first team. He is also keen to continue learning on the job in Blaugrana rather than going out on loan.
However, with the club facing financial difficulties and a lack of options at right-back, Ez Abde is set to be called back to his parent club. Meanwhile, Nico Gonzalez, who has been sent out on loan to Valencia, appears to be staying there for at least another term.
Pablo Torre’s “busy nightlife” activities appear to have been affecting his performance at Barcelona. Xavi Hernandez is known for being a disciplinarian, and he has shown in the past that he will not tolerate players who do not give their all on and off the pitch.
Torre needs to work hard and prove his worth if he wants to stay in Barcelona. If he cannot do so, he may find himself moving on either permanently or on loan. The La Liga title is still up for grabs, and Torre will need to be at his best if he wants to contribute to Barcelona’s efforts in winning it.