THE BARÇA, IN INTRACTABLE WAY
From Pedri's level to Frenkie's leadership: Xavi explains the keys to his Barça
In the press conference after FC Barcelona's victory over Villarreal (0-1), Xavi Hernández revealed the keys to the most 'invincible' version of the Catalans
The FC Barcelona knew that it played a lot in his visit to The Ceramics, by the fact that they could finish the weekend with eleven points of advantage on the Real Madrid and that it was the beginning of a very demanding week with three parties and the return to the Europe League. The culés have fulfilled with the expectations and, in spite of the push final of the 'groguets', kept firm to carry three points of gold.
In the back press conference to the party, Xavi Hernández has spoken on the importance that has the triumph because it certifies the good series of the team, but that equally do not have to go down the policeman. The difference with the Real Madrid, in his opinion, is not decisive neither "insalvable", by what will have to follow working hard to carry the title.
Although it was not the most brilliant party of the culés, the trainer egarense has showed satisfied for winning in The Ceramics, that is "a very complicated field, the Villareal does not give at all, plays of you to you, tightens up, want the possession" in which to his team him "hafaltado this last pass and the taking of decision to sentence. When you do not do it you go back to the same, suffer in a field complicated".
For Xavi was a surprise the approach of Quique Setién, because they expected of start to Samu Chuckweze. However, they bet for strengthening the medullary and of there that it was a "very open party and the one who won the duel had an attack. We have generated a lot of action of danger to sentence before", aiming that "we try to work the high pressure so that it do not go out the contrary team. We are taking out benefit of high pressure. Today the victory comes from here".
On the same line, the trainer of the Barça has left clear that one of the keys of the victory has been the defensive level and the commitment of the players in this section: "The first defence is Robert. Goal to zero again, go us of here without situations of maximum danger of the Villerreal, to exception of ours errors of pass backwards".
"Insalvable? For nothing. It remains a world. But happy because we are in a very good series"
It recognises that it is an important step, but no definite. Xavi is conscious of what can do the Real Madrid and that the season is very long: "Insalvable? For nothing. It remains a world. But happy because we are in a very good series. We are very solvent, serious and solidarios".
The leaders of this Barça
Of the performances stood out of the party, that were a few, Xavi has been questioned by the one of Pedri González, that added his seventh goal of the season and a stellar presentation. It commented that "it is his natural position. How it divides, how it has associated with Robert in the goal. It is in a very high level".
Another protagonist was Frenkie of Jong, the one who 'commanded' and organised from the centre of the field: "The key is the confidence that are giving him, how feels , happy, to taste... In the centre of the field is total", as well as Ronald Araújo that it was decisive: "it Is an extraordinary defence, a big corrector. It has grown the one who more with ball of all the team. But I stand out to all, are all solidarios, generous. Therefore I have done the changes late. It has been missing us this pause or choose well the last pass".