Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, coach of FC Barcelona, has threatened Real Madrid to take top spot in the Spanish league standings for 2023/24 with a dramatic announcement.
The Catalan club is preparing to face Celta Vigo tomorrow, Saturday, September 23, 2023, in the sixth round of the Spanish League.
Date of the match between Barcelona and Celta Vigo in the Spanish Championship
The match will start tomorrow at 19:30 Egypt and Saudi Arabia time.
The Catalan club is second in the La Liga table with 13 points with 4 wins and one draw, while Celta Vigo is in sixteenth place with just 4 points.
Xavi threatens Real Madrid’s top spot in La Liga with exciting announcement
At a press conference ahead of the clash with Celta Vigo, Xavi said: “It’s about competitiveness tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday. We have to take it step by step. We shouldn’t get carried away too early.”
He continued: “The goal now is to maintain the level of play and results. We can’t predict anything.”
He continued about the rivalry with Real Madrid: “It’s always important to be in the lead. If we win tomorrow, we will put pressure on Real Madrid. We have to play a good match. The most important thing is what we have.” Hands.”
It is worth noting that Real Madrid is in first place in the La Liga standings with 15 points after reaching the full mark by winning the first 5 rounds.
Xavi meeting before the match with Celta in the Spanish Championship
He continued his speech by saying: “Besides the new players, we have a lot of players who have improved a lot since last year, such as Xavi, Kounde, Christensen, and the new players help us. When you have good players, everything improves.”
He continued his speech by saying: “The atmosphere in Montjuïc is very important to us. We feel at home, although of course it is not the Camp Nou.”
The Barça coach stressed: “We won all the matches and two of them were convincing, but it will be difficult to face Celta.”
As for Joao Felix, Xavi said: “He collaborates very well and can be another midfielder between the lines. Not only Robert benefits from him, but the whole team. Oriol, Gavi and Gundogan also score goals. There are players in the team.” high level and this is good for competitions.
He continued: “We saw Joao Felix as excellent, he always had talent. He supports the group and changes things for the better, he is full of happiness, Joao helps us wonderfully. I hope he scores more goals and helps us.
He added: “The renewal process took place a few days ago. It will be announced soon. I don’t know when, but the matter has ended and I have renewed it.”
He continued: “We came at a difficult time, in difficult circumstances. The sports administration and the team did a very good job. Two important titles were won last year, but it is still an ongoing process. We have already shown positive aspects in the first year, and in this season we must be decisive.” I feel the support of the President, especially in difficult times. I feel very strong and confident.
He concluded: “We are in a good moment, but we cannot stop working to maintain this success.”
Official list of Barcelona, which will play Celta in the Spanish Championship
Xavi announced the list of calls for tomorrow as follows:
- Goalkeeper: Stegen – Pena – Astralag.
- Defensive line: Cancelo – Balde – Araujo – Martinez – Christensen – Alonso – Kounde.
- Midfield: Gavi – Romeo – Roberto – De Jong – Gundogan – Fermin.
- Attack line: Torres – Lewandowski – Raphinha – Felix – Yamal.