Xavi, in the bench during the Elche-Barça


Xavi will have Balde against Getafe and will look for the last place in the Super Cup

Published:14/05/2022 - 14:32h

Updated:14/05/2022 - 14:32h

Xavi Hernández has offered a few words to the media about the importance of the league match against Getafe. The player from Egar also spoke about the balance of ages in the squad

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The technician of the FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, has appeared in front of the media to offer some previous statements to the 'bump' by League in front of the Getafe of Quique Sánchez Flores. In them, it mentioned the difficulty the meeting and the needs of the rival. Besides, it spoke of the altibajos of the season and the expectations that there is in the window of traspasos.

First, it spoke on the importance of the party and of how arrive the Madrilenian to this commitment. "I think that with Quique are doing a big season, are very competitive, with a lot of character and aggressiveness. They play very direct with a marked system of 5-3-2. They need a point to save the category. It will be a party complicated. We have to have better feelings that against the Celtic. It remains us a point to be second and ensure a contingent in the Supercopa, but will go out to win", affirmed the trainer.

Also it commented about what have to improve of face to the next course, where expect to compete by all the titles. "We can improve. It has not arrived us to compete. We are frustrated because we were near in the Europe League and LaLiga. In February and March play well to the football, but now have gone down the performance. It is necessary to be more responsible with the ball. We have to improve, reinforce us and do self-criticism. It is necessary to see the economic situation and work to fulfil with the aims", added the egarense.

Besides, it took advantage of the opportunity to clear the expectations after the market veraniego. "I always am optimistic and next year have to compete. In February and March seemed that we went to struggle by some title, but has not arrived us. Next year it is necessary to struggle by everything and only costs to win. This year it has saved with the subject of the Champions, but next year goes us to demand much more", exclaimed the one of Terrassa.

The 'return' of Balde and the balance of the plantel

Near to finalise, spoke on the possible return of Alejandro Balde to a party of the first team. "We value it a lot to Balde. It goes us help morning. The same it has minutes. We believe in his progression and capacity. It can be an important player to give rest to Jordi Alba. We have to have competition in other positions also. The competitiveness espavila. Two players by position for me is basic", said Xavi.

Finally, it left clear that, for him, the age of the members of the staff is not important. "It would not be one of the priorities. If fichamos, fichamos to improve. The age is important by the maturity, but afterwards there are exceptions like Gavi, Nico, Eric or Ferran. Already they have competed in big stages. The veterans also are giving performance. It is not the priority the age, but by the planning also look it", concluded the míster.

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