Barça “showed character”, rejoices Xavi

By Le Figaro with AFP

Published yesterday at 11:48 p.m., Updated yesterday at 11:49 p.m.

Xavi, happy coach after the victory against PSG. Sarah Meyssonnier / REUTERS

The Catalan coach congratulated the good performance of his winning players at the Parc des Princes (3-2).

Le FC Barcelona a “showed character”rejoiced coach Xavi after his team’s victory against Paris at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday (3-2), warning however that the “return match would be very difficult” next Tuesday.

“We played well, our defense understood what had to be done, we scored well against the Parisians”estimated the Blaugrana coach after the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

“I thought the favorite was PSG but we worked well defensively, we did good pressing, I am very happy with the performance, all the supporters can be happy”he added.

With a decisive pass, “Pedri made the difference, Christensen too (with his goal), so I am very happy with my players, the changes were successful”he congratulated himself, about these two players who entered the second half. “Our team showed character.”

But, Xavi warned, “the dynamic for Tuesday’s match will not change, Luis Enrique will put a lot of pressure, we have a very difficult opponent”. “We have to think about the return match which will be very difficult in Barcelona”he insisted.


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