It LIVED THEM LIKE PLAYER
Xavi remembers and sticks to two traced back historical of the Barça
Published:26/12/2021 - 13:39h
Updated:26/12/2021 - 13:49h
In two seasons the FC Barcelona began January so distanciado as now of the leadership of LaLiga Santander, but finish tracing back. They were the second of Go Gaal in the Barcelona bench and the one of Rijkaard and Laporta in the Camp Nou
The trainer of the first staff of the FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, knows what trace back in LaLigaSantander and finish by on top of the Real Madrid CF in spite of that the difference are almost 20 points between both groups. It has initiated his adventure in the benches culés in the middle of the sportive and also economic crisis that meant the failure of the project led by his ancestor, the Dutch Ronald Koeman. Now, has like main aim return the 'DNA' winning, situate to the group in places clasificatorios for the next edition of the UEFA Champions League and treat to win the UEFA Europe League. But the leadership of the Spanish competition is not something that lose of sight, in spite of the complicated of the situation.
Although right now the Barça find out of the maximum European competition after remaining deleted so alone in the phase of groups and are in the seventh position of LaLiga Santander with 28 points in 18 days of championship - At present, to 18 units of the leader Real Madrid CF - in the barcelonismo sticks to two big traced back attained by the Barça and that Xavi lived in his period like player. Two situations very resembled the current, that can ascertain that in the sport do not exist impossible by very opposite that it was the context between both teams.
"During my years like player already have lived several traced back that seemed impossible, by what no descarto at all", remembered in a recent press conference the own Xavi, in allusion specifically to two seasons, to the second of Go Gaal in the Barcelona bench and to the one of Rijkaard and Laporta in the Camp Nou.
In the first, the Barça arrived to the month of December in crisis, after having suffered in November the first defeat of the course in Carlos Tartiere in front of the Real Oviedo. The Barcelona chained four consecutive defeats, in front of Mallorca, Athletic of Madrid, Depor and Villarreal. The blaugranas occupied the tenth position in the table, to nine points of the leader, that was the surprising Mallorca of Héctor Cúper, but afterwards won seven consecutive parties to hang in the peak and finish winning the championship with 11 units more than the Real Madrid.
The second gave in the season 2003-2004, the first of Joan Laporta like president of the Catalan club and Frank Rijkaard in the bench. The culés for January of 2004 were to 18 points of the Real Madrid, as now, but with the same parties contested. The whites were leaders (42 points) and the Barça occupied the 11ª position (24 points). A series of nine consecutive victories, added to several pricks of the whites, allowed to the Barcelona go recortando differences. The traced back consummated in Santiago Bernabéu, to fault of five days, although this League won it Valencia.