Xavi Hernández en un partido del FC Barcelona


Xavi 'surrenders' in praise of Balde and highlights Barça's performance against Betis

Published:2/02/2023 - 08:39h

Updated:2/02/2023 - 08:43h

The coach of the Barça first team, Xavi Hernández, has offered a few words to the press after the away victory against Betis by Manuel Pellegrini (1-2)

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Xavi Hernández, technician of the FC Barcelona, has appeared in front of the media in the back press conference to the commitment suspender belt in front of the Betis. In her it spoke of the victory of the team to domicile, of the good feelings that left Alejandro Balde by the left band and of the transcendence that have so much Pedri like Gavi on the terrain of game.

It began his intervention standing out the 'MVP' of Balde against the Andalusian group. "I am very happy by Balde, has a potential tremendo so much in defence as in attack. When it drives it generates us superiorities with a driving and this is very difficult to see in the football. It has to explode even more his potential, encourage him that it was trascendente. It is so much side like extreme in a lot of moments and a guarantee more. Luckily we have three spectacular sides. It is a joy see him play", affirmed the egarense.

Also it mentioned the good management of Pedri during the 90' minutes of the meeting and compared him with Andrés Iniesta. "It is a player of another level, have seen very few like him. Of talent is to the level of Iniesta but Andrés had a continuity that still is playing. Andrés is the biggest talent that have seen in the Spanish football but Pedri him asemeja a lot. It can mark differences, already is it doing", sentenced Xavi.

Added this, took advantage of the opportunity to leave clear his satisfaction by the triumph achieved in Benito Villamarín. "We have been able to sentence in a lot of phases of the party. The possession was one of the keys. The day of the Girona cost us the pause and the control but have improved and go us very satisfied. We have done an excellent and brilliant party, especially in the second part, where the Betis accused a lot the pursue the balloon after we have monopolised the possession", aimed.

Gavi And the arbitration

Near to finalise, commented about the criticisms of the Betis on the referee's body. "I understand that they complain because we are in tension and I also complain of a lot of decisions, but in general think that has been well the referee", ensured the míster.

Finally, it spoke of the new dorsal of Gavi and of the tactics to play with four midfield players. "It gives me a bit of nostalgia because I can not it carry more but gladden me that it have it he. It is extraordinary and think that will carry it a lot of years. Playing with extremes can do the same also. There are a lot of parties in that without pure extremes, also go inside. We have understood very very where it is the free man", concluded the one of Terrassa.

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