Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez held a press conference before the match against Galatasaray in the final 16 UEFA Europa League games.
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“We are very excited. We are experiencing a UEFA Europa League tournament that creates enthusiasm and excitement. We felt very good before Naples. Our shape is very good and we don’t want to drop it. We have to play and keep luck. Let’s win the game of Galatasaray. We want to win Galatasaray and succeed in this tournament. “Also insist on this play model that gives something. is needed. I have a good relationship with President Joan Laporta. She is not two. She is a natural leader and has a great team. We are on good terms with Mateo and Jordi. Laporta talks face-to-face and enjoys being together.
Domenec Trent is my best friend. He came to Qatar five months ago and met there. Al Sadd saw his training. He is a very experienced and great coach who uses the same soccer model as me. The Turkish League is another different experience for him. I think it will be a great success in Turkey. The dome has this quality and talent. Galatasaray’s position in the league is not comparable to its quality. Galatasaray will far exceed the league rankings in a short period of time, and I think this situation will be resolved.
“We have two goals: to get a Champions League visa in LaLiga and to win the UEFA Europa League. That is our dream in the Europa League, but how does LaLiga end the season? And I’ll show you how well the situation is. These two are my goals for this season. I’m in the UEFA Europa League. I don’t consider him one of my favorites. I haven’t experienced this tournament. Seville I think I like it. We are only one. There are a number of candidates, but we need to show them on the field. There is an illusion created by Barcelona. All matches are Barça’s tests. What’s more? Has not been achieved either. You need to continue.
Rotate in a Galatasaray match. Because the player is tired. They played a lot and they are not in good condition. Use different players for midfield and attack. The more active players actually showed better performance.
Galatasaray is a very compact team. I saw the dome gradually build its own model. They have talented players, like Kerem Aktürkoğlu, who surprise me individually … Galatasaray has the quality that causes us problems. So we have to afflict them when we have the ball. I am happy and happy in many ways. Koeman was playing soccer with a different model than us. Changing that model has never been so easy. It took time, but it has improved significantly over time. We are in good condition and in a good place, but we haven’t achieved anything yet. Our goals are ongoing and we are trying to reach these goals.
I am looking at the present, not the future. My players don’t know when the opportunity will come, but they have to work hard for it. So it’s painful to exclude my good performers like Martin, Riki, Oscar and Eric. I insist that they continue to work hard.
I don’t know if you’ve seen me with Harland. For all football players, Barcelona is the place they have always wanted. No soccer player has said no to Barcelona since I came here. If you’re talking to a soccer player, talk about game models and training. Clubs, the wonderful city, and the history of Barcelona … I’m trying to convince the players we talked about that coming to Barça is a great opportunity.
Inacio Penha made a very bold decision. Here he was competing with Ter Stegen and Neto. He went to Galatasaray, but we are watching him every match. I think he did a very good job at Galatasaray. Our view of Pena is that he will return to Barcelona in a much better way and then continue with him.
I don’t want to comment on the relationship between Koeman and President Laporta. Koeman has always been one of my favorite soccer players. I have a lot of respect for him. He is our legend and he helped me a lot when I was the coach of Barcelona B. As an icon, he took on the job during difficult times in the club. He played with young people, made bold decisions, and fought everyone for young players. When asked about Koeman, I’ll just give you good words. “