Lionel Messi’s return to Barcelona has been one of the biggest stories of the footballing world this summer. The Argentine superstar left the Catalan giants last year after a tumultuous season, but has now returned to the club where he made his name.

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

One of the biggest questions surrounding Messi’s return has been how he will fit into the team’s tactics. With a new coach in Ronald Koeman and a number of new players, including Memphis Depay and Sergio Aguero, it remains to be seen how Messi will be utilized on the pitch.

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

However, one person who has a clear plan for integrating Messi into Barcelona’s tactics is former teammate and current coach of Qatari club Al-Sadd, Xavi Hernandez. Xavi, who played alongside Messi for over a decade at Barcelona, has been vocal about his desire to return to the club as coach and has already begun to lay out his vision for the team.

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper Sport, Xavi outlined his intricate blueprint for integrating Messi into Barcelona’s tactics. He stressed the importance of playing a possession-based style of football, which he believes is best suited to Messi’s strengths.

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

“Barcelona is all about possession,” Xavi said. “We need to control the game with the ball, and that means playing with Messi in a central position, where he can receive the ball and dictate play.”

Xavi also emphasized the importance of building a strong team around Messi, with players who are capable of supporting him and taking advantage of his creativity.

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

“We need to have players who can move off the ball, who can make runs and create space for Messi to work his magic,” he said. “We also need players with a strong mentality, who can handle the pressure that comes with playing for Barcelona.”

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

Xavi’s blueprint for integrating Messi into Barcelona’s tactics has been met with enthusiasm from fans and analysts alike. Many believe that Xavi’s deep understanding of the club and his close relationship with Messi make him the ideal candidate to take over as coach in the future.

Xavi's Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona's Tactics Upon His Comeback.
Xavi’s Detailed Strategy for Assimilating Messi into Barcelona’s Tactics Upon His Comeback.

For now, though, all eyes will be on Messi as he prepares to make his return to the pitch for Barcelona. With his talent and Xavi’s intricate blueprint for integrating him into the team’s tactics, there is no doubt that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season.

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