Jordi Cruyff on reinforcing Barça: “We are excited, another thing is what we can do”


FC Barcelona’s sports advisor Jordi Cruyff assured that in the sports area they are “excited” ahead of the next summer market and in terms of being able to strengthen the group, although he did not want to talk about cracks or names and focused on improving the team as a collective.

“We are excited. Another thing is what we can finally do. The important thing will be to put together a balanced squad and find players with certain characteristics,” he told the media after the inauguration of the ‘Cruyff Court Constantí’, in Constantí (Tarragona).

Cruyff stressed that sometimes it is forgotten that for a ‘crack’ to work, the team “must be balanced”. “I prefer not to talk much about names. The last thing we can do is make possible transfers more expensive,” he commented in reference to the names of Erling Haaland or Robert Lewandowski.

On the other hand, he again referred to the fact that Frenkie de Jong is a player “highly valued within the club and within the world of football”. “But this is not the time to talk about this kind of thing. Before the future of each one of us is the obligation to meet the objectives of this season,” he warned.

“In the coming weeks we will work on the continuity of the players we have. We’ll see if we get it”, he valued in reference to the possible renewals of Gavi or Ousmane Dembélé, after reaching the agreement with central defender Ronald Araújo, renewed until 2026.

As for the bad direction of the team in recent games, he acknowledged that they have been “complicated” weeks. “Before the last games, the streak was tremendous. In December we had a complicated situation and a few months later we were excited about the possibility of winning the title. We have to stay with that”, he asked.

Jordi Cruyff attended, together with the president of the Blaugrana club, Joan Laporta, the inauguration of the ‘Cruyff Court’ in Constantí, the thirteenth of the fifteen that will be built in Catalonia at the end of the Cruyff Foundation initiative in alliance with the “la Caixa” and the FC Barcelona Foundation.

In the construction of these tracks, priority is given to disadvantaged areas to promote the social inclusion of children and young people who are especially vulnerable through the practice of sport. In the case of the Cruyff Court Constantí, the
Constanti Town Hall.

The ‘Cruyff Courts’ are small free-use soccer fields whose purpose is to promote sport and instill values ​​such as responsibility, integration, team play and self-improvement, as well as preventing sedentary lifestyle and childhood obesity.

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