Xavi reacts to Barcelona’s win over Villarreal
The boss has excessive hopes for his crew
Barcelona coach Xavi was pleased with the best way his crew carried out in opposition to Villarreal after seeing his gamers bounce again from disappointment in El Clasico with an emphatic 3-0 win.
Two targets from Robert Lewandowski and a strike from Ansu Fati had the hosts 3-0 up on the break and so they by no means appeared again in a convincing show.
Xavi admitted afterwards he was happy with the efficiency and the outcome in opposition to Unai Emery’s aspect.
“I think we played really well,” Xavi stated. “We wanted to react and have been due a efficiency in an enormous sport. It was not a simple day after shedding on the Bernabeu and drawing with Inter.
“There are high hopes for this team and a lot is expected [of us]. We stepped up and showed character, good intensity, were good in defence and, above all, in attack.”
Xavi additionally backed defender Gerard Pique after he was whistled by some sections of the help after approaching instead.
“In preseason, I asked for unity,” he stated. “It’s a second to be united: the squad, the employees, the board, the followers, media.
“Whether he performs or not, the one factor I ask from Pique is that he’s an instance within the dressing room — and he’s a gleaming instance.
“I am saying this because he deserves it. He has never shown a bad attitude. He is an example as a captain and the fans should know that.”
Barcelona will now flip their attentions to the go to of Athletic Club on Sunday in La Liga.