Xavi Hernández gives him indications to Gerard Hammered during a party of the FC Barcelona


Xavi defends Barça's style and confesses how Piqué and Pedri are doing

Published:17/04/2022 - 14:28h

Updated:17/04/2022 - 14:28h

The FC Barcelona coach reported that Gerard Piqué's physical problem is not an injury, for which he could be available on Thursday at Anoeta against Real Sociedad. Likewise, he valued Barça's style of play despite Thursday's defeat

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Xavi Hernández desveló the physical state and anímico of the staff after the 'stick' of the elimination of the FC Barcelona in the Europe League in front of the Eintracht. One of the key points of the press conference of the míster had to see with Hammered and Pedri, two sensitive drops for the group blaugrana in a week in which it will have to contest three parties in seven days, two of them home in front of Cádiz (Monday) and Ray (Sunday), with the visit to the Real Sociedad in half (Thursday).

On the central, the technician egarense ensured that "it does not suffer an injury, but is an annoyance that carries dragging long and go to see if it can be in Anoeta". Regarding Pedri, Xavi said that the midfield player "is affected. It is a 'varapalo' for him and for all. We go to see the terms as it is, depends on how cicatrice... Has to encourage and he is positive", explained the míster. The player of 19 years suffered a break of the biceps femoral, by which will be drop the rest of the season.

In this sense, the trainer of Terrassa argued that it does not think that the bajón of performance in the last parties have to to the physical wear. "I do not think that it was a physical appearance, at the end are silly losses of balloon and not stopping this contragolpe. It has been missing us be smarter and more competitive to stop the contras with some fault", said on one of the goals fit the Thursday in front of the Eintracht Frankfurt.

In this regard, Xavi was consulted on the defensive fragility of the team, since it has fit 55 goals in the last 45 parties. "Can improve training, seeing videos... The defensive line have put it very high, still fit goals of lateral balloons. In spite of the last 3 parties, carried a lot of party without fitting or only a so much", argued the míster, the one who considers that the style culé does not have to argue.

"We have won five Champions with this style"

For the technician egarense, the bad results harvested in the last time do not have to be a reason to question the style of game blaugrana. "The style that imposed Johan Cruyff has given us a lot of fruits. We have won five Champions with him. Our model of game has to be east. It does not be necessary to give bandazos in function of the results. We have to be believer and improve in what we are doing. The history of the Barça says us that this is our model. I have it very clear: we do not go to change of DNA by a party. It is necessary to insist. The results will arrive. If no to me, to the following trainer", sentenced Xavi.

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