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Xavi 'wet' on the paper of Ferran and Ansu in the 'semis' against the Madrid

Published:11/01/2022 - 17:38h

Updated:11/01/2022 - 20:31h

Xavi Hernández, technician of the FC Barcelona, appeared this Tuesday in previous press conference to the commitment in front of the Real Madrid, by semifinals of the Supercopa

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Xavi Hernández appeared in front of the media in Riad to analyse the classical in front of the Real Madrid, which will take place this Wednesday in the King Fahd Stadium to define to the finalist of the Supercopa of Spain. The technician of the FC Barcelona referred the players culés that they will be fundamental in his way to the victory.

Asked on two of the jewels of the Barcelona picture of the front of attack, Xavi showed his reservation in front of the possibility that they contest the 90 minutes: "we will see tomorrow, Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres will be important. Will have minutes surely, will see until where can arrive. We go to play with this, is not only tomorrow, remain five months of competition and do not want to lose more players. It is necessary to be smart and dosificarles".

Specifically about Ferran Torres, the technician did not hide his joy: "For us it is a big news that so much he like Pedri are negative and can play. We are slopes of the registration of Ferran but seems that it will do in brief. Also it is Ansu. It is necessary dosificar to these players, perhaps can not play all but in some moments can help us a lot, will mark differences no only tomorrow. It is a good news go recovering effective with key footballers for the diagram that want to use".

With regard to others of his fixed in the eleven, Ronald Araújo, the egarense answered on the work that will have to fulfil: "No only he, is a collective work. They are comfortable en bloc low and activate contrataques. We have to be smart in the surveillances. Players like Vinicius, Benzema or Asensio are determinants in the one against one. We will try to control them. It is a good opportunity to see where is the team. It is a very important examination for us".

Also it was questioned on the opportunities that could have Memphis Depay to jump to the terrain of game: "The same that all. At the end those that do merits, there is a lot of competition. Luckily we can do a list with many of the first team and begins the competitiveness for all. It treats of meritocracia and will play the one who win it to him. It is what have lived. It will play the one who was better independently of his name, like this will go well".

Appearances to improve

During the press conference, Xavi was asked on which now recover of injury or Covid-19: "I Follow seeing positive things in the group, in moments of the party with things very good, others that it is necessary to improve. It is necessary to improve a lot in played of strategy, in lateral faults, in centres to the area. In others are well. It is necessary to improve, are building a project and requires time, but tomorrow is a good examination. Pedri, Ansu, Frenkie, Ronald... Tomorrow they will be important and will be it in the future. Happy to recover them".

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