Madrid, Nov 27, : , FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez called on his players to be brave before a difficult La Liga match away to Villarreal later Saturday.Xavi is unbeaten in the Camp Nou’s first two matches since replacing Ronald Koeman.
However, those matches were a 1-0 win at Espanyol and a 0-0 draw against Benfica.This highlights his early problems, particularly with Ansu Fati hurt and Sergio Kun Aguero unable to play as investigations continue into a possible cardiac defect.
“More than a goal; what we lack in courage in attack,” said Xavi at Friday’s press conference.Xinhua reports.”I’m happy with many aspects.We are very good at handling pressure after we lose the ball.
We win a lot challenges, and that is good because it’s a matter of attitude as well as sacrifice.The coach said that he was happy with our strategy, which has not allowed us to concede any goals.
However, he felt that we needed to be more courageous in attack.
The coach suggested that some players may be feeling a little unsure after a difficult first-half of the season.
He pointed out that there are moments when we could try to look for the last pass, but instead the pass goes towards the wing.When it is time to attack central defender, it is.”
Xavi, however, pointed out that Gavi and Nico Gonzalez are only 17 and 19 years respectively.”When I was 18, it was difficult for me as well.Because you try to do right.”
“But, at Barca, doing the right thing isn’t always enough.We have to aim for 10 because if we aim for 10, then we will get a 7.That will be enough.But if we are content with a 7, then we’ll get a 5.And that’s not enough here.”
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