Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, coach of Barcelona’s first football team, made exciting statements following his team’s victory over Real Betis.
Barça faced their counterparts Real Betis in the fifth round of the 2023–24 Spanish Premier League and won by five goals and a draw.
Felix, Robert Lewandowski, Ferran Torres, Rafinha Diaz and Joao Cancelo scored five goals for the Blaugrana.
Interesting comment from the Barcelona coach after the victory over Real Betis
Xavi spoke at the post-match press conference, saying: “It felt like we were at the Camp Nou today. The fans helped us a lot.”
He continued: “It’s impossible to say it’s a perfect match. We need to improve in many aspects, but yes, we played a great match and I’m happy with the players’ performance and the way they enjoyed the match.”
He explained: “We are talking about footballers. Al-Jawawin has no doubt about their individual qualities. You see how they train and realize their greatness.”
The Barcelona coach added: “Cancelo does everything well and he comes from Pep Guardiola.”
He continued: “Joao Felix interpreted the match very well and made some additions that improve the team, but above all, their individual qualities matter. Both Joaos matter. They are physically strong and add to the quality of the team, which was big.”
He added: “I see that Joao Felix is happy and happy to help the team. We must take advantage of this and change the situation.” We have to take advantage of this positive momentum he has.”
He continued: “When I was a player and a player was signed in my position, I had to wake up and that’s what’s happening now. When there is competition, you have to give 110%. The problem now is the selection of players and I’m happy with that.”
And the coach completed Barça: “The last two or three days we tried to work tactically on what we wanted. We changed the shape with Joao deeper. Oriol and Frankie understood this well and we dominated Betis, who are a great team.”