Xavi: Barcelona is going through difficult times
Xavi: Barcelona is going through difficult times and we are trying to win the European League
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez expressed his pride in participating in honoring Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona in the match that will be held tomorrow in Saudi Arabia against Boca Juniors.
Xavi said at the match press conference: “We are honored to be here to represent Barcelona and pay tribute to one of the best players in history, we will try to do our best. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be here with you, in Saudi Arabia.”
Xavi stressed: “Napoli is a competitor in the Champions League, and among the toughest competitors there, we will compete.”
Xavi continued: “We are working to put Barcelona in the best position, which is to compete in the Champions League, but we have to be honest, and we have to compete to win the European League and return as quickly as possible.”
“Tomorrow will be the opportunity to see Alves and other players who have not played enough,” Xavi said.
Xavi continued: “It is normal for people to be disappointed, but we must recover and finish the season well.”
“We are going through difficult times, but we must be united and positive more than ever,” the Barcelona coach said.
The “Maradona Cup” match is one of the activities of the Riyadh season, and it will be organized for the first time, in addition to another match that will be held next January. The first French team, Paris Saint-Germain, led by Argentine Messi, French Mbappe and Brazilian Neymar, will gather in front of the stars of the Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr teams, the poles of the Saudi capital.
The Spanish club Barcelona announced the list of travelers to Riyadh in order to face Argentine Boca Juniors for the “Maradona Cup”.
The list witnessed the first appearance of the Brazilian right-back Dani Alves after his return to the ranks of the Catalan team recently in a free deal with a contract until the end of the current season, after his departure from the ranks of the Catalan team in the summer of 2016 towards the Italian team Juventus.
Also on the list were German goalkeeper Ter Stegen, Pique, Sergio Busquets, Ousmane Dembele, De Jong, Umtiti, and Gavi.
FC Barcelona will share with Boca Juniors the “Maradona Cup” to honor the Maradona star to commemorate the first anniversary of his death, as the match will be held at the Mersol Park Stadium, which can accommodate 25,000 spectators.
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