AFTER THE VICTORY TO BETIS
"We have a competitive soul": Xavi reveals the 'secret' of his Barça
Published:8/05/2022 - 00:27h
Updated:8/05/2022 - 00:27h
Xavi Hernández has been euphoric after the victory of FC Barcelona over Real Betis that has certified the passage of the Catalans to the next Champions League. He has said that his team has a 'secret'
The FC Barcelona achieved a victory suffered, but of gold, in his visit to Benito Villamarín. Ansu Fati And Jordi Alba guided to the culés to the next edition of the Champions League, one of the two aims that pursue in this final stretch of the season. It remains a lot of route by in front and, especially, a lot for improving, but for the moment was key to achieve the note. And it has achieved with quite a lot of suffering.
In front of the picture bético, the Barça went back to reencontrarse with his ghosts and lived a grey night, but the result was in favour. The blaugrana are still in a very irregular dynamics and with the feeling that it does not reach them, but have something that before was missing: the competitive soul. This, according to Xavi Hernández, has been the big difference regarding the team that received in November and the one who will finish this season.
"It could have been a more complicated season and difficult. The team has competed a lot"
In room of press, the trainer of Terrassa has recognised that with the victory in front of the Betis and the classification to the Champions League "have removed us a weight of on. It could have been a more complicated season and difficult. The team has competed a lot", adding that "we have not played of excellent form in a lot of parties, in others, yes. Have winning soul and competitive character. We have won to the 10 first in this second turn".
Likewise, it recognises that the capacity to win him to the 'big' of the competition. "It is an evidence that have to play better. It is necessary to analyse it, but have done a titanic effort from November until here. We will be in the bass drum of the Champions, the competition that deserve us. Now we want to be second", stood out.
"We have changed the mentality of the team, but it is necessary to change the mentality to win titles"
Regarding the mentality of his players, Xavi did upsetting in that "have character and soul. We win to teams of Champions, to the ten first. But we have to be more constant and pulcros in the game. We are happy. The players do not go down the arms. But we are inconstantes, have losses of balloon...", aiming besides that "the inconstancia has avoided us win titles. But have soul competitor. We attack to the end. We have changed the mentality of the team, but it is necessary to change the mentality to win titles. We have to be realistic".
The next steps of the Barça
On the other hand, Xavi has not wanted to give expectations regarding the next season, but has underlined that "the important is that we know the diagnostic. It is necessary to work and believe in what we do", standing out that it is time to to ensure the big second aim of the Barça in this season: "Now we have less pressure to be second, I want to compete by titles. We can not us lose another year without being competitive".
Regarding his feelings after the party against the Betis and the final stretch of the season, the one of Terrassa has aimed that "am happy, but it is necessary to analyse the party, what has been missing us: proof, attack in spaces, losses of balloon... But this team has competitive soul, and this did not happen in November. It has been a party equalised, but the result is a wonder. It is to value it. We are the Barça and is an exigible minimum, but is that in November were ninth, were not neither in the Europe League. It is necessary to improve in the game and be more constant and compete by titles".