Xavi reveals two midfielders he can play in defence

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Barcelona have a large squad following the club’s investment during the summer transfer window.

Following the international break, five Barcelona players got injured, with four defenders currently out.

Ronald Araujo, Frenkie de Jong, Memphis Depay and Jules Kounde all got injured while on international duty, while Hector Bellerin got injured in Barcelona training.

In his latest press conference, Xavi has said that he could use two midfielders in defence.

Xavi stated that midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Gavi could feature in defence.

The Barcelona head coach said: “I could play with midfielders in defence, like Frenkie or Gavi. But these are just ideas. The defenders we have are of high quality.

“We will rotate between them, with many matches left.”