The coach of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernandezhas celebrated the improvement of his team in the win against Osasuna and has recognized that it gives them confidence for the fundamental duels that come next week against Galatasaray and Real Madrid. These were his reflections on the Movistar + microphones.
equipment intensity rise
«On the day of Galatasaray we lowered the intensity and I already said that when you lower the intensity in modern football they go over you. Today it wasn’t like that, we matched the rival’s intensity. We played a great game, one of the best since I’ve been here. It gives us morale and confidence.”
Good night for Ferran and Dembélé
«I already said that Ferrand’s goals were going to come. He has marked where he has been: Valencia, Manchester City, the national team… It was a matter of time, nothing more. Ousmane is a player with the ability to make a difference and today he has been especially good. All my forwards are very important, there is no one more important than others.
Replacement of Pique
«Piqué has been having discomfort for a few days, but they are not important. With the change we have protected him a little.
Chance to win the league
«The League is very difficult, with total sincerity. Even winning at the Bernabéu will continue to be very difficult. Madrid does not fail. It would only happen if he punctured three or four games and in the entire League he has lost two. We cannot be very optimistic. It should not be ruled out, but knowing that it is very complicated ».