Xavi shares intriguing insight ahead of Barcelona’s clash with Real Mallorca

    Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez made an interesting comment before the match against Real Mallorca in the 2023-2024 Spanish Premier League.

    Javi Hernandez
    Javi Hernandez

    The match between the first football team of the Catalan club and its counterpart Real Mallorca will now take place as part of the seventh round of the Spanish Premier League 2023-2024.

    It is worth noting that Barca entered the match at the top of the Spanish Premier League table with 16 points, while Mallorca is in sixteenth place in the La Liga standings with 5 points.

    The head coach of the Spanish Blaugrana, Javi Hernandez, entered the match against his colleague from Mallorca with the official lineup, which looked like this:

    Goalkeeper: Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

    Defensive line: Joao Cancelo, Ronald Araujo, Christensen and Balde.

    Midfielders: Romeo, Ilkay Gundogan, Rafinha Diaz and Pablo Xavi.

    Leading the attack: Robert Lewandowski and Joao Felix.

    Xavi’s first comment before the start of Barcelona’s match with Real Mallorca

    Lewandowski? He played a lot of minutes. “It makes sense for some players to rest because we have a good team.”

    He added: “Defending against five players? “Attack better so that the midfielder knows when to attack space, work more on his marking so there are not many rebounds and transitions, and play better with fewer touches and high movement transfer.”


    He continued: “Better attack and better defend, there is no other secret. In the first 60 minutes against Celta we were not at the level of activation that the match required. “It was a wake-up call for the team to get better.”

    He said: “Ferrand and Joao can switch positions. Robert played a lot of minutes. “I said there would be replacements and that’s what I’m doing.”

    He continued: “When the opposition is grouped in defense, it is more difficult. Aguirre is an example of how the defensive system works in matches.”

    And the coach completed Catalan club“Of course, there are challenges ahead. We will try our best to get three points, but it won’t be easy.”

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