XAVI REVIEWED HIS STAGE AS BARÇA COACH
The greatest victory for his Barça, the best rival... Xavi is honest before turning centenary
Published:1/10/2023 - 15:13h
Updated:1/10/2023 - 18:54h
Xavi Hernández is about to reach one hundred games as coach of FC Barcelona. During this journey, he has faced various situations, both positive and negative, which he has analyzed in interviews with both 'SPORT' and 'Mundo Deportivo'
Xavi Hernández arrived to the benches of the FC Barcelona in the year 2021 for suceder to Ronald Koeman. Since, it has directed a considerable quantity of parties like trainer of the combined Barcelona. This Wednesday 04/10, in the clash against the Port wine by the second day of the UEFA Champions League, the technician of Terrassa will celebrate his meeting number 100 to the control of the Barça.
Up to now, the trainer egarense has had an exert solid in his 99 parties, with a positive balance of 63 victories, 17 ties and 19 defeats. During his time like timonel of the square culé, has won two titles: LaLiga Santander 2022/2023 and the Supercopa of Spain 2023. Besides, it has experienced moments so much good like difficult, which has stood out in diverse interviews with media.
Better party, defeat harder and victory more special
Regarding his more stood out party like technical director of the FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández has mentioned the victory against the Real Madrid in the past Supercopa of Spain 2023. This meeting meant to win to the eternal rival and went his first title like Barcelona trainer, with a marker of 1-3 in the King Fahd International Stadium, where Gavi (33'), Robert Lewandowski (45') and Pedri (69') were the protagonists.
Also it has reflexionado on the most difficult clash that has touched him live in the benches of the Barça, signalling the defeat by 0-3 in front of the Bayern Munich in the past season of the UEFA Champions League. In addition to being a notorious fuss, this result deleted to the Catalan cast of the continental tournament, since it erased any mathematical possibility to advance to the eighth of final.
The exentrenador of the To the Saad has mentioned the victory against the Espanyol at the end of LaLiga Santander 2022/2023 like one of the most special moments. Win the derbi marked the definite consecration like champions of the local tournament, with a conclusive goleada of 2-4, where Robert Lewandowski annotated two goals and were seconded by Alejandro Balde and Jules Koundé.
The most complicated rivals for Xavi
Regarding the most complicated rivals, Xavi Hernández has revealed that the Real Madrid and the Bayern have been the most difficult to confront. Nevertheless, in terms of tactical approach, the technician of Terrassa has not had doubts in mentioning that the Inter, cast to the that confronted in the past League of Champions, and his approach 5-3-2 executed it "almost to perfection".
Besides, the Catalan has referred that the players that more have cost him detain tácticamente have been Marcus Rashford of the Manchester United, as well as Vinicius Júnior and Karim Benzema of the Real Madrid. Also it has stood out the rival stadiums in which it has enjoyed of the big environment, as the one of the Athletic of Madrid (Cívitas Metropolitan), the one of the Real Betis (Benito Villamarín) and the one of the Seville FC (Ramón Sánchez Pizjuan).
What has learnt Xavi in these almost 100 parties in the bench of the Barça?
Xavi Hernández also has spoken on internal appearances of the club, highlighting that in these almost 100 parties has learnt to isolate to his players when there is too much euphoria or negatividad. It recognises that the pressure and the requirements like trainer are greater that when it was player, but also asevera that now it faces the meetings with greater calm.
Finally, the one of Terrassa has explained some of the tactical variants that considers have had more success, emphasizing in the change of the past year when playing with a mediocampista like false extreme, a paper that Gavi has exerted a lot this year. Also it has elogiado the human quality of all the players that has had under his tutela.