XAVI WANTS HIS FIRST LEAGUE AS A TECHNICIAN
One win away from the title? Barça sees themselves champion of the League if they defeat Madrid on
Barça understands the importance of this Sunday's Clásico and inside the locker room they assume that a victory would practically give them the title after several dry seasons
The Classical of this Sunday in the Spotify Camp Nou special return in the staff culé by the big importance that has to ensure the title of League. At present the club finds to 9 points of the Real Madrid and achieve a victory would put them to 12, an advantage more than distant taking into account the commitments that subtract so much of local as of visitor.
To the Barcelona remain them affordable parties to domicile in front of the Espanyol, Elche, Celtic, Getafe and Ray Vallecano, whereas home they will not have special complication further of the visit of the Athletic of Madrid. It is thus that, in base to an information of 'SPORT', inside the changing room consider that the meeting will be "like a final of League" and that if they achieve the three points "will be champions".
Ter Stegen Like referent in defence
And it is that to fault of 12 days (subtracting the Classical), the Barça only would have to ensure little more than half of the points at stake to consolidate again like the best team of Spain. The defensive fortress of the group has been vital for the good feelings that have left in the tournament and also the big performances of Marc-André ter Stegen, the one who only has fit eight goals in the 25 dates that go of the championship (0.32 by meeting).
Like this the things, would have to suceder a historical fuss so that the Barcelona leave to go an advantage of 12 points, taking into account that the Madrid follows focused in the Champions and that the complexity of his commitments between week do not offer freshness in League. The Catalans contest a meeting each seven days and will not need to do too many rotations while they expect the recovery of his footballers, as it is the case of Pedri González and Ousmane Dembélé.
It would be the first League of the 'new' Barça
In the breast of the club want to go back to be in the peak of Spain and also inside the technical body, since it would be his first League to charge of the first team. The consecration of the title could be the last after a glorious stage for players like Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto, whereas it would be the first for the new referents of the plantel. They are 15 the footballers of Xavi that would celebrate his first local championship and understand that this Classical is crucial to concretise his aspirations and leave on the table that the Barça has gone back.