Xavi: Barcelona did not play a good match against Sociedad
Xavi: Barcelona did not play a good match against Sociedad and we want to qualify for the Champions League
Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed that the Catalan did not play a good match despite beating Real Sociedad 1-0 during the match that brought them together on Thursday evening at the “Anoeta” stadium, in the 33rd round of the Spanish League championship for the current season 2021-2022. .
Xavi said in statements after the match: “Today is a very important match, although the performance was not the best, especially in the second half.”
Xavi added: “It is the most game I suffered in beside Villarreal. We suffered a lot and they had the ball more than us. They were quick to reach our goal. They are a very good team and they work great. In the second half we noticed that we were tired, a golden victory.”
Xavi added: “We want to qualify for the Champions League next season, even when the team is not at its best. It knows how to win.” Xavi explained: “We did not play a good game.
“The players are making a great effort to achieve the goal of reaching the Champions League,” Xavi stressed. He continued, “Despite the mental and physical effort, we still have many things that need to be improved.”
Xavi continued: “Stegen is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Today he gave us the three points. The team is still at the beginning of building a new project for the future.”
Xavi confirmed: “Gerard Pique is amazing as a result of his endurance playing until the 80th minute, and Araujo also felt uncomfortable since the 20th minute.”