“You have to be self-critical, but you have to appreciate where we come from”: Xavi

“You have to be self-critical, but you have to appreciate where we come from”: Xavi

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández assured this Saturday, after winning 0-1 in Girona, that “you have to be self-critical and improve in many ways”, but acknowledged that he was “happy and satisfied” to win “in a field very difficult” and claimed that you have to “assess” where the team is coming from.

Xavi confirmed that, in relation to a year ago, Barcelona “has made a very big change in many things”, especially in the “confidence” of the footballers: “It was on the ground when I arrived”.

The coach also admitted that the team is “very comfortable with four midfielders on the inside” and highlighted Pedri’s game: “It’s differential in the game because of what it generates between the lines, and if he adds goals and assists to that adds… He is one of the best players in the world at his position at the age of 20. And he still needs to do more and be more transcendent and more daring. He has fantastic numbers”.

Xavi had rested the canary in Montilivi, keeping him on the bench, but the injury to Ousmane Dembélé, who called for a sub midway through the first half when he noticed a puncture in his left thigh, saw him lose it entered the field. .

“I hope it’s as little as possible,” the Catalan coach said of the France international’s physical accident without specifying more about its magnitude.

Finally, Xavi stressed that Barcelona do not need an attack addition, despite finishing against Girona with Gavi, Pedri and Balde as attackers. But he acknowledged that he has missed Robert Lewandowski and celebrated that he has already completed the three games of his suspension as “it helps a lot and makes a difference”.

Source: El heraldo