Xavi at a press conference


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Published:7/01/2023 - 14:46h

Updated:7/01/2023 - 18:07h

The coach of Barça's first team, Xavi Hernández, has offered a few words to the press ahead of this Sunday's League commitment against Atlético de Madrid

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Xavi Hernández, trainer of the first team of the FC Barcelona, has pronounced in front of the media in the previous press conference to the party of LaLiga in front of the Athletic of Madrid. The egarense spoke of the crossing by eighth of Glass of the King in front of the AD Ceuta, of the relief of Robert Lewandowski and also left a controversial answer for the memory.

It began standing out the party of eighth of final in front of the AD Ceuta after the draw of Glass. "Tomorrow we have a very important party, in a very complicated field. We go to compete and be leading. We have to be more effective and be we same. The game has been well, but it is necessary to be more effective. We have had the luck in the draw with the Ceuta, has touched us the rival of lower category, but afterwards is necessary to show it. The other day it put us against the ropes the Intercity", aimed the technician.

Also it left clear his alternatives to substitute to Lewandowski in front of the colchoneros. "Have two important drops: the one of Jordi and the one of Robert. We have tested several options and tomorrow will see it. There are several profiles. Ferran is more than mobility and Ansu is more positional. Ferran generates a lot of spaces for the mates and desmarca constantly. Ansu Is different. The two are able to play of '9'. Also it is the option of Memphis", affirmed Xavi.

Near to finalise, commented on Ronald Araújo and the future of Sergio Busquets. "The role of Ronald goes to be importantísimo. It is a central that corrects to our back, of a lot of category. The important is that it is to the one hundred byone hundred . It accumulated 60 minutes to big level. On 'Busi' do not know it. It will go a bit of the feelings and of the subject of the 'fair play'. Ojalá Have a very high performance until final of season, that is having it. It is captain of the team and has six months more than agreement. In June already will see", sentenced.

'Zasca' In press conference

Finally, it was asked about the "almost trip" in Glass in front of the Intercity, to what Xavi answered of a form 'cutting'. "Almost I trip? This is new. Then those that won of one also is 'almost trip'? This is tremenda. It is good because we 'avoid the ridiculous' and the others happen the eliminatory, but the Barça 'avoids the ridiculous'... ", it concluded the one of Terrassa, leaving on the table a clear 'dart' to the madridismo and to the journalist of the 'Sixth' and 'Antenna 3'.

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