Xavi: “I would understand if they stopped counting on me, but I’m positive”


“I have a mobile phone that seems to have killed a family member”, reveals the Barça coach after his darkest week since taking over the culé bench

“Of course I would understand if they stopped counting on me, but I am always positive. Nobody has told me anything, but this is Barça and we are here to win titles. Everyone cheers me on. I have a mobile phone that seems to have killed a relative”, Xavi Hernández revealed this Wednesday, three days after the painful defeat suffered at the Santiago Bernabéu after the Barça team was practically eliminated from the Champions League.

«I think we have made a team to win titles and I continue with all the enthusiasm in the world, despite the fact that this week there has been a lot of criticism. I know that if I don’t get it there will be consequences, but I think there is a squad to win titles. If they don’t win, another coach will come to try, “acknowledged the Catalan coach, for whom the darkest week since being Barça coach will serve him “to work even harder.” However, he admits that “it is not easy to turn the tables.”

Xavi does not hide his “concern” about the situation in Barcelona, ​​but stresses that he will not stop and that “we have to go step by step”, despite the urgencies that grip the team. He also reiterates that he will not change his game idea. “Even at the Bernabéu we played what we want, with advanced defense, high line and a lot of arrival”. “Sometimes it comes out and sometimes it doesn’t, but by insisting it will end up coming out,” he assured. For him, the negative dynamic “is changed by winning, playing a great game (this Thursday against Villarreal at the Camp Nou) and having good feelings.”

The Blaugrana coach insisted that “Real Madrid defended very well in the classic” and that his team did not show any mental weakness at the Bernabéu. «We had them there, with the opportunity to draw 2-2. Madrid is a great team, and I don’t think it’s a mental issue. He showed his face until the last minute », he highlighted.

Xavi did ask his players to “be more aggressive and position myself better after losing and make more tactical fouls.” “There are many situations that can be improved. They are errors of the whole, of the team, of structure. Tactical things that we have to adjust, situations that we have to attack better », he stated, after having spoken of « individual errors » after the games against Inter and Real Madrid.



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