Barcelona's midfielder Xavi Hernandez (L) vies with Levante's midfielder Victor Camarasa during the Spanish league football match Levante UD vs FC Barcelona at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia on September 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ JOSE JORDAN
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Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has given his backing to Xavi and says the veteran midfielder remains a valuable member of the squad despite having played just 45 minutes in the opening five La Liga games.Having come through the club's youth academy and played for the Catalan side all his life, he didn't want to play for a rival in Europe.He was persuaded to stay by Luis Enrique, however, who took over ahead of the new season and is a friend and former-Barca teammate.The coach told Xavi that he remained an important member of the side, which he maintains despite the fact he has only started one game so far in the Champions League and played 45 minutes from the five league games.Barca face Granada this weekend and Enrique is not giving anything away as to whether Xavi will play a bigger role.
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