Xavi Hernandez realize that real Madrid Up as a favorite to face Barcelona for the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals. The Catalan coach surrendered to the eternal opponent and confirmed that the team is the best in Spain.
“I’ve tried it with all the colors. Favoring and not winning and vice versa. I see Barcelona under construction and Madrid in very good shape, but that means nothing. We tested it with all colours. It will not be easy to impose our game because they are the most fit team in Spain.”
Is this game coming at a bad time?
“He comes when he comes. Obviously we need time and we have setbacks but no excuses. Tomorrow will be another final for us. It is a great test to see where the team is.”
“I see good things in the team. We have to criticize ourselves, yes, but I see good things. In other things we are good. We must continue to build this project. Tomorrow is a good test to see where we are. People like Pedri, Ferran and Araujo are important to the team and I am happy to have them back.” .”
Who would you like to remove from Real Madrid?
“You don’t have to remove anyone. It’s better for everyone to play and that’s how we see where we are. We have to be realistic. It won’t change anything. I prefer everyone to be there and watch a good show. To enjoy the great and great competition…”.
The importance of winning
“For us it is a challenge and a chance to win the title. We are very excited and it can be a turning point. We will try to be champions and do many things well. It is the most fit Real Madrid team in Spain. The classic is unpredictable. Nobody knows what they can do.” It happens regardless of the points difference.”
Will Ansu Fati and Badri play?
”We’ll see. It’s the first training for any Covid. Ansu came from a long injury… We’ll see how both of them are physically. We will play with that. It’s not just tomorrow. Five months left of the competition and we don’t want to lose more people. We’ll try to be smart.”
“Those who are better will play, those who create merit and perform better. It is about merit and whoever wins it will play. That’s what I have lived through. Whoever is the best will play no matter what his name is, so we will proceed well.”
“It’s great news that he and Pedri are playing together. We look forward to scoring Ferran soon. We have a precise dose. We know there are players who have come from long injuries, from Covid. They are players who are going to make a difference. Restoring the forces … will give us a lot.”
How do you see Barcelona in the future?
“I don’t know, I’m not a visionary. I’m positive. I think about the work done and I see positive things. We see that the footballer takes the idea of the game. We need time to grow, but we have to compete.”