THE COACH HAS CLEAR HIS OBLIGATIONS
Xavi's big goals at Barça for the remainder of the season
Published:12/02/2023 - 09:30h
Updated:12/02/2023 - 13:03h
FC Barcelona faces the second half of the season with optimism, although with the pressure of winning the three titles ahead. Xavi Hernández knows that he cannot let LaLiga escape, but the Cup and the UEL are also very important
Xavi Hernández showed in January that his project in the FC Barcelona has with what seat the bases of a new was triunfal in Catalonia. The conclusive triumph in front of the Real Madrid in the Supercopa Spanish and the advantage obtained in League on the whites in the first turn of the championship fill of optimism to the fans of face to the second stretch of the season. However, still it subtracts a lot for doing and, to continuation, review the big aims of the míster of Terrassa for what subtracts of the 2022/23.
Sustain the leadership in LaLiga
Previous to the beginning of the season, Xavi knew that win LaLiga was his main aim. The reinforcements added in summer improved a staff come to less in the last two years and the results have evidenciado the potential of the team in the first turn. Sustain the advantage of 8 points on the Real Madrid is obligation for a Barça that does not reign in Spain from three years ago and, considering the irregularity of the whites, leave escape the title would be a total disaster.
Delete to the Madrid and win the Glass
The draw of semis of the Glass of Rey offered a Classical to gone and turn to contest the 2 (Bernabéu) and on 19 March (Camp Nou) to define to one of the finalists of a tournament that the Madrid won for the last time in 2014, precisely in front of the Barça. For the culés, recover the throne copero supposes another hit of authority that ratify the supremacy on the 'merengues', as it saw in Arabia in the Superocpa.
Arrive to the final of the Europe League
For the moment, the only 'stain' in the 2022/23 for Xavi was to remain out of the Champions League in the phase of groups. Thus, the club is forced to arrive at least to the final of the Europe League and win it, which would leave 16 million net euros in the arks culés. The first escollo will not be easy, since in the 'playoff' expects a Manchester United in frank mejoría from the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Bring of turn the best version of Ansu
In the last weeks has put in entredicho the continuity of Ansu Fati for the first time from the promotion of the of Bissau to the first team. Although the '10' has attained to keep healthy physically in the season (something very positive after the ordeal lived between 2020 and 2022) has not been able to consolidate like titling. Thus, in front of the fault of goleadores, the technician egarense has to try recover the best version of the extreme not to depend exclusively of the inspiration of Ousmane Dembélé, the push of Pedri or Gavi and the smell of Robert Lewandowski to the hour to define split 'top'.
Take out the best of Raphinha and Ferran
Of the same way, the fault of variants in attack after the exits of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay put the focuses on Raphinha and Ferran Torres. The Brazilian has improved a lot in the last weeks, luciendo much looser and determinant by right. The one of Foios, instead, follows convict to the bench, although sure it will have a lot of satisfied minutes the team advance in the Europe League for dosificar loads by means of the rotations.
Keep the staff to tope physically
The injuries of Dembélé and Sergio Busquets lit the alarms in CanBarça , since between October and November the physical problems weakened the saga culé, main weak point in Champions. The calendar will be very demanding with three tournaments at stake, by what keep the staff to tope physically will be key to reach the aims fixed. If it wants to win the triplete, Xavi will have to have all what has to his disposal.
Recover the international prestige
Of the same way, ratify the command on the Madrid and raise the Europe League will suppose a hit on the table for a Barça that needs to recover the international prestige to add new sponsors that allow to go out of the financial crisis. Without international titles from 2015 and with the multiple 'sticks' received in Europe in the last seasons, Xavi knows that this is the moment to confirm the success of his sportive project to base of results that do noise in all the globe, as sucedió with the exhibition in the Classical of Riad.