Xavi talks Ter Stegen, Raphinha, and Gavi forward of Real Sociedad conflict


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Meet up with the newest from the Barcelona boss

Barcelona coach Xavi has been speaking about his group forward of Wednesday’s Copa del Rey conflict with Real Sociedad on the Camp Nou.

The supervisor spoke in regards to the quarter-final match-up, supplied a couple of updates on his gamers and shared his ideas on Gil Manzano being appointed referee.

Listed here are the perfect bits:

Xavi on Real Sociedad

I feel it’s going to be a fantastic match. They’re in kind. We had a superb match in opposition to Getafe. We’re in a superb second. They’re a stable group. I feel it’ll be a fantastic match.

Xavi on if Inaki Pena will play

We are going to decide. We now have skilled usually. We don’t need to give any clues away. We now have determined how we’ll play however we received’t resolve the group till tomorrow, about an hour and a half or so earlier than the match.

Xavi on Gil Manzano (ref who despatched off Lewandowsk)

No [worries], not for us. We are going to attempt to obtain him in one of the best ways possibe. No matter occurs occurs. We hope the match will probably be relaxed and everybody will probably be pleased with the refereeing. Robert will not be apprehensive both. He’s an expert and his recreation is crucial factor. That’s what we will management.

Xavi on Busquets and Zubimendi

I feel they’re totally different. Zubi is extra bodily, quicker. Busi is technically higher in that sense. I feel he passes higher. However Zubi is a superb participant, not simply him. For those who take a look at La Real they’ve some nice gamers in midfield. It’s a extremely nice group and it’s going to be actually difficult.

Xavi on transfers

In concept there will probably be few actions. I mentioned that from day one. I mentioned we have now a market window that will probably be fairly quiet particularly when it comes to signing. I’m calm. I’m pleased with the group. In the intervening time there isn’t a information.

Xavi on Manzano half 2

No I at all times say they need to overlook in regards to the refs. They should exit and play soccer. It’s a scenario we will’t management. We are able to management our recreation. We’re in a superb second. Simply because he’s been assigned it’s not going to alter something.

Xavi on Gavi

Gavi has ardour and braveness. I feel he’s fouled loads and he will get few fouls.

Xavi on Barca Femeni being kicked out of the cup

There are legal guidelines. It was our mistake. Nothing extra. We made a mistake, they’ve knocked us out of the cup and that’s what we have now to reside with. The legislation decides.

Xavi on Gavi being in contrast with Casemiro

When he performs within the nationwide facet he’s marvellous. And when he performs for Barcelona he’s not favored. That’s how it’s. Let Gavi be calm and proceed to play with ardour. I like to recommend him to not decelerate. He has no ceiling.

Xavi on Raphinha

He’s making decisive assists, like within the final match. He can play on the correct, the left, he’s dynamic. I’m joyful and he’s rising. It’s necessary for him and for the group. He could make the distinction at Barca, that’s not straightforward, and he’s doing it.

Xavi on Ter Stegen

Marc is at a spectacular stage. Possibly the perfect second I’ve seen him at Barca. He offers us loads. He made the distinction. He’s carried out it in a number of matches. It’s essential.

Xavi on if Barca have practised penalties

Sure, we have now labored on the whole lot that may affect the match. Real Sociedad concede only a few probabilities and let in only a few objectives. It is going to be a fantastic recreation. It is going to be very tough for us.

Xavi on Kessie

At no time have I thought-about his departure. He’s a participant that I like loads as a result of he offers us options within the recreation. He was particularly good in opposition to Ceuta.

Xavi on if De Jong and Araujo are match

They’re all high quality, 100 per cent. Fortunately for the group and sadly for me, I’ve to go away 12 or 13 gamers out of the group. It’s a luxurious to have all of the gamers

Xavi on Alarcon

He’s not coming as a result of he has a Cup match with the youth group tomorrow. However I like him and he’ll come again with us as a result of we’re wanting strikers.

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