January 21, Barcelona coach Harvey attended the pre-match press conference against Getafe
Memphis officially left the team yesterday. You have always hoped that the team will have replacements. Do you still think so?
And why did Memphis leave the team while Lewandowski and Phelan were still suspended?
Memphis left the team because he received an invitation from Atletico Madrid. After we communicated with him, the player said that he was not very comfortable with the current situation because he needed playing time and the player needed to leave. We understand.
This transfer is beneficial to everyone, at least the club has also received a transfer fee.
Then we will see how to do it, which needs to take into account our Fiscal Fair Play policy first, and Laliga’s interpretation of the policy.
It would of course be better if there are signings in the future, and I don’t think it will be a serious impact without it.
That’s it, it mainly depends on the issue of fiscal fairness policy.
Both Lewandowski and Ferran will not be able to play this game and the next league game against Girona. Will you consider continuing to use four midfielders?
We need to look at it tomorrow. The specific arrangement depends on the opponent. Tomorrow’s game we have to take advantage of the field, open up more space and attack from the side. We have two options, depending on how the opponent chooses.
Now we have 3 strikers and we have recruited Alarcon from the echelon. These are all possible options.
A topic that has nothing to do with the game, what do you think of Alves’ alleged sexual assault?
First of all, this is a topic that is difficult to express my opinion on. Like everyone else, I am very shocked and very surprised. The news is completely like a bolt from the blue, because I am very familiar with Alves.
But this is a judicial issue that needs to be decided by a judge. I am not good at commenting, but I am sorry for Alves. I am very surprised and shocked. I am not good at giving more comments.
Next week the Copa del Rey faces Real Sociedad, one of the best teams in La Liga at the moment, but at home, what do you expect?
Yes, this is our home stadium, which is a huge advantage. In such a situation, our players and teams may be more emotionally positive.
Real Sociedad is one of the best teams in La Liga. Immanor led the team to achieve very good results, a great achievement.
But Barcelona are playing at home, which is good news, but this advantage needs to be proved on the court.
Do you think that in the upcoming schedule, will the thickness of Barcelona’s lineup become an important advantage in the league championship?
We don’t know, before we faced Real Madrid, Vallecano Lightning, and the Spaniard all lost points, and it is very important that even if everyone thinks we are the favorites, Barcelona may still lose points, including tomorrow’s game, any
The games are not easy, and the next schedule will be very difficult for Barcelona.
Regarding Gabi, recently we have seen that his fouls are also decreasing, and his players are playing more maturely. What do you think of this?
I think it is very important that Gabi is always learning. We will prepare videos for the players. Gabi often watches his own videos. He is very young but keeps learning. The problem of many young players is that they are not coordinated with the team as a whole, but Gabi
Well done and matured a lot in a short time.
Know when to foul, when to steal, when to prevent the opponent’s offensive and defensive transition, such as the key tactical foul he made against Fekir in the previous game, I think he has matured a lot, a very smart player, in a short period of time
Nei has improved a lot, and his big heart and passion are very important to the team.
Have you actively asked the club for signings?
No, I said that I am satisfied with the current situation, because Memphis voluntarily asked to leave the team. At that time, his situation was not going well and he needed playing time. Of course, if there were no signings, we would promote the youth players normally, that’s all.
Ancelotti said last week that “everyone seems to think Real Madrid is finished”, what do you think of that?
No, we don’t compare with Real Madrid, we only compare with ourselves. Now Barcelona is indeed better than a month ago. See where you are doing well, then you need to adjust, but overall, I think Barcelona will start from 2023
Playing better and better, just think about that.
Regarding Christensen’s status, do you think this is the most surprising signing this season?
Do you think he brings a lot to the team?
I think he provides us with a lot of protection and can solve many problems. When he plays, we feel at ease. For example, his ball is very stable and he is very aggressive in the fight.
It is a very important signing. I am also very satisfied with his state. It is very important for Barcelona. He is very young but has a lot of personality. He is still learning Spanish and is constantly integrating into the team. For Barcelona, this is an ideal defender.
With Ferran and Lewandowski absent, what role will Fati play?
Fati is very important, a different player, a player who decides the game, his ability to score goals is different, his ability to shoot, his ability to grasp the timing, is very important for Barcelona.
In the absence of Lewandowski, Fati is the key to our striker.
Regarding Phelan’s problem, how do you think his mentality problem should be solved?
I think Phelan is very good. Although he has not scored now, for Phelan who can score like this, but failing to score in consecutive games will seriously affect the confidence of the players.