The United States international has been heavily criticize for his performances this season as he struggles to impress his new boss. But has only played in one of the last 6 La Liga games for the team. which each time the performance is not good
However, Xavi defended his supporters that Dest’s poor results came from injuries. That have been carried over the years.
“His problem was his physical condition. Otherwise we’ll use him more,” Xabi said. Now he has a lot of muscle problems.”
“It’s not a matter of mind or football. But he didn’t feel well. He wasn’t ready to play. It’s a matter of physical condition. nothing more than that.”
Dest has been linked with a move away from Camp Nou in January, but it seems he will still have time to impress yet.
The American’s issue is that he has struggled defensively but doesn’t possess the qualities Xavi wants from a winger.
It will be interesting to see where Dest can fit into Xavi’s plans, and indeed whether he can turn his poor form around.
Lucky for him, Barca don’t have the money to strengthen significantly, so he should have until at least the summer in any case.