The defender is back after a loan spell with Milan
Sergino Dest has revealed that he has spoken with Xavi about his future at Barcelona and will be offered a chance to start again.
The USMNT defender is back at Barcelona after a disappointing loan spell with AC Milan where he struggled to make any impact.
Dest has already been linked with a Barcelona exit, but the right-back says he has been told he will get the chance to stake a claim for a spot in the squad for next season.
“He told me that I start from scratch and I agree that I have to show my qualities,” he said.
“Everyone starts from scratch, I know I’m a little behind but I’m sure I’ll work and give my best for the team. I’ll try to do the best that I can.”
Dest also acknowledged he’s facing a tricky time in his career but is determined to think positively as he bids to get his career back on track.
“It is a difficult moment in my career and in this situation you can take two paths: be negative or think positive and I am always one of those who have a positive mentality to work and change things.”
As we all know, Barcelona are short of right-back options heading into the new campaign. If Dest can prove his worth during pre-season he may well get a chance to continue at Barca.