Midfielder from La Liga regrets moving to Barcelona this summer due to Xavi’s treatment. Xavi has been relying on the midfield combination of Busquets-Pedri-Gavi, “And whenever I hear that I watch Gavi’s last matches and I can tell that no one is stronger than him physically on the field,” the analyst said.
Kessie played 224 times for Milan across five seasons and helped them win their first Serie A title in a decade last season.
Before joining the Catalan giants, the Ivory Coast international was considered one of the hottest free agents of the summer.
However, he has so far been a backup option this summer, having only played 127 minutes over five matches in all competitions.
When the analyst heard that Xavi was depending on the Busquets-Pedri-Gavi midfield trio, he commented, “I watch Gavi’s previous matches and I can tell that no one is stronger than him physically on the field.”
Kessie played 224 times for Milan over the course of five seasons, and last season she contributed to their first Serie A championship in ten years.
The Ivory Coast international was regarded as one of the season’s most sought-after free agents before signing with the Catalan giants.
He has only played 127 minutes over five games in all competitions this summer, and has thus far been a backup option.
The midfielder was substituted for the final nine minutes of Barcelona’s 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich, and according to the report, he believes joining Barcelona could have been a mistake.
Kessie is below players like Pedri, Gavi, Frenkie de Jong, and Sergio Busquets in Xavi’s pecking order.