There was a serious conversation between Xavi and Gerrard Pique in the last week, Mundo Deportivo reports.
It is believed that the defender was told he won't be a regular starter any longer. However, it's also stated that Xavi asked Pique about his personal life (the Shakira saga) and how it will affect his performances.
Pique responded that his breakup with the singer won't affect his game, assuring the manager that he is as motivated as when he joined the first team in 2008.
Pique's contract with Barcelona ends in 2024, which means he will remain at the club until he's 37 unless Barca can find a buyer.