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Xavi 'surrenders' in praise of Dembélé and clarifies Pedri's situation

Published:26/01/2023 - 09:13h

Updated:27/01/2023 - 01:12h

The Barça coach, Xavi Hernández, has offered some statements to the press after the victory (1-0) against Real Sociedad that ensured him a place in the 'semis' of the Copa del Rey

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Xavi Hernández, trainer of the FC Barcelona, has appeared in front of the media in the back press conference to the commitment of Glass in front of the Real Sociedad. In her it spoke of his feelings during the party, of the good moment that crosses Ousmane Dembélé and of the situation of Pedri, the one who was substituted by a pain in one of his knees.

It began standing out that the team had to show greater ambition during the 90' minutes. "With ten has facilitated us the things and the negative point has been that have not sentenced. We have achieved the aim, but after the goal, during 5-10 minutes have relaxed us. It has been missing us aggressiveness of face to goal", aimed.

On the same line, it remembered that this type of commitments it is necessary to close them when the marker is so short. "If only you win (1-0), the rival has the occasion because they believe. At the end they risk and we have given an exit of balloon that afterwards saves Marc. They have been 60' brilliant minutes, after the goal seems that it already is and is not this. It would have left me got angry and with face of silly to the extention. We have to be more ambitious", sentenced Xavi.

On the other hand, it took advantage of of elogiar the big party of Dembélé and mention that it is of the best of the world. "I am especially I content by him, by the work that does, what generates in the one against one. It is a creator of occasions, is fundamental and trust a lot in him. It is happy, see him with some conditions tremendas. It is one of the best of the world in his place by conditions. Has the mentality to mark the difference and is what has marked Ousmane since we are we", ensured the míster.

Pedri And the rest of the staff

Near to finalise, commented about the exit of Pedri by an annoyance in his knee and of the partidazo of Sergio Busquets. "The change obeyed to a contusión in the knee. It would not have to have problems to play in Girona. Sergio gives us something extraordinary, has capacity of leadership and hardly will lose a duel. It is a footballer of another level", affirmed.

Finally, desveló the reason by which chose to Ter Stegen on Iñaki Crag for the meeting. "I have thought that it had to play Marc, the same that in Ceuta and Alicante thought that it had to do it Iñaki. It thought that the best for this party was Marc. It is a tactical decision without more explanation", concluded the one of Terrassa.

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