Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed that although they are going through a good phase at the moment, he prefers to call it a “tense calm” period.
Xavi said that he really wants to continue the winning streak when he faces tomorrow, Sunday, a “good team” such as Sevilla, the runner-up for the League.
In the press conference held today, Saturday, before the match against Seville tomorrow, Xavi made statements reported by the news agency “Europe Press”, in which he said: “Today, our project is to work very well, but we will lose one day. This will pay off. Sooner or later, there will be criticism.” .
He added: “Here in Barcelona, there are no quiet days. This is Barcelona. There are criticism and judgments on a daily basis. There is a tense calm. We play a lot of matches. Tomorrow is another final. There is no longer any calm.
The coach continued, “The main goal is to qualify for the Champions League next season. We were in a very complicated situation when I took charge of the team last November, and we achieved exceptional results.”
When asked about the possibility of leaving the Blaugrana duo, Xavi replied, emphasizing: “The message is clear, do not let our players fall, and do not give in to rest. We have to continue.”
He continued: “During this crucial period, we cannot afford the departure of influential players such as Gavi and Ronald Araujo.
If Barcelona succeeds in defeating Sevilla, led by former Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui, Barcelona will advance to second place in the La Liga table.
Xavi concluded his statements: “Tomorrow’s match is another final for us. We have the possibility to reach second place. We have to emphasize once again that we are in a good period. The team showed at the Santiago Bernabeu its ability to compete with any team when we are at our good level and solidity.”