Xavi after the win vs Real Madrid: We’ve been better than Real Madrid
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Barcelona managed to beat Real Madrid at Camp Nou and now has a lead of 12 points. That should be enough to win the title, but let's wait for the end of the season. Xavi is happy with his team's performance. Still, he does not want to declare himself a champion.
“No, because there are 12 games left. It is a very important victory in a Clásico, it is deserved, we have been better, dominating, generating clearer chances... I am very satisfied, the team has emptied itself.
It is a very important victory for us, it gives us morale and confidence. We’ve been very good. The league is not definitive. We don’t feel like champions. It’s a step forward and I’m very happy for the players.
There’s an extraordinary atmosphere. We’re having an extraordinary league. Our players suffer and I’m very proud of how they play, how life is going for them... you have to value them”.- Xavi said, as quoted by managingmadrid.com
Xavi on his team
The Spanish expert believes that his team was much better in this match.
They knew that this was an important match that could decide many things. Real Madrid tried to impose their pace in the second half, but they had no solution to the great game of Barcelona. “We’ve had more chances and more control.
We didn’t minimized central passes. The disallowed goal came from our mistake, but, in general, we’ve been better than Real Madrid. I think that one of the keys has been that we have minimized losses ins possession.
We didn’t give away transitions. We have been responsible, we have dominated in many phases. Real Madrid is powerful. In the second half, we have suffered. But we must be very satisfied Barcelona is a fair winner, we have been better. The other day they dominated us, today, we dominated them”.