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Barcelona coach Xavi: I'm happy with Kounde's arrival

 Barcelona coach Xavi has welcomed new signing Jules Kounde.

Xavi went on to reveal that the coaching staff have been working on helping the team to rediscover their confidence after a season where they failed to win a single title.

"We are working on it," Xavi added.

"We give them a lot of confidence so that they can feel loose on the pitch.

"We monitor them with individual videos so that they improve as a team.

"The players I have in the squad have my full confidence."

Many have criticised Barcelona for spending big this summer despite their financial struggles, but Xavi believes that the club have not broken any rules.

"From the inside, we don't have this feeling," Xavi noted

"We are signing with the feeling that we are doing things right, without breaking any rules, far from it."

The Barcelona coach also hailed Kounde's virtues and claimed that competition in the defence will help the team improve.

"I am happy with [Kounde's] arrival," Xavi declared.

"He will give us a lot of output, strength.

"He can play as a full-back, like [Ronald] Araujo. That means competition. It means a lot for us. Competition and performance. Whoever is better will play.

"We have more central defenders. I've spoken to him and he's coming to compete, to make a difference, and I think he can do it. He has leadership skills."

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