Xavi says Barca should be at the top

By Real11 - Feb 19 2024 123 Views


Xavi reflected after Barca's latest win over Celta

La Blaugrana successfully won at Estadio Abanca Balaídos Celta Vigo in match 25 of La Liga 2023/2024, on Saturday(17 Feb 2024) with a scoreline of 1-2. Barcelona's lead through Robert Lewandowski's goal in the 45th minute was answered by Celta through Iago Aspas' goal in the 47th minute. The Visitors then ensured victory through Lewandowski's second goal which was created from the penalty spot in the 90+6 minute.

The third-placed Barca won three times and drew once in their last four matches in the league. However, in the standings, Barcelona is still behind Real Madrid and Girona with eight and two points respectively. Barca coach, Xavi, said that they should now be at the top however, that did not happen because Barcelona was unable to maximize the goal opportunities they created.

"If our finishing was better, we would be the ones leading the standings. I was recently shown the statistical data," said Xavi, as quoted by Barca Blaugranes. According to Xavi, the victory over Celta was good for the morale of the Barcelona players. This is important for them ahead of the duel against Napoli in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. "We achieved this victory in a very difficult way, with suffering, but it was welcomed because it involved all the players and the team's efforts," said the 44 year-old coach.

"We were good in the first half, but not so good in the second half. This win is very good for our morale." "We did more good than bad, with dominance in the first half, preventing Celta's transition. However, in the second half, we struggled more," Xavi added.

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