Xavi praises Valverde: 'He's instilled a real sense of calm'
Xavi told AS: "I think he's done a very good job. He's come in with his idea of how to play and put different systems at the team's disposal - 4-4-2, 4-3-3... - but above and beyond the system, he's instilled a real sense of calm in the group. The group look happy and take things in their stride out on the pitch. Valverde's a guy who fosters togetherness, who's positive.
"I know his fitness coach [Ros Pozanco] from when I was playing for the [Barcelona] 'B' team. At the end of the day, they're good guys who are straight with you and keep things simple. He's been a really good appointment."