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27.09.2007 14:07

Xavi: ”This is the Barça we want”

David Puig

Xavi Hernández feels Barça are back on the right track after the brilliant win over Zaragoza. The Barça midfielder said in a press conference that the team has found the championship winning formula again, but that they can’t drop their guard.

Xavi Hernàndez has said that ”attitude, fitness and above all mentality when we go onto the pitch are the reasons for our good form and results. We play in the opposition’s half, we go for it from the first minute and we have recovered the kind of pressure football that made us great. This is the Barça we all want and against Zaragoza both the fans and players were delighted”.

Winning dynamic

AKL22D07.028.JPGWinning games, says Xavi, has been the ideal tonic to get the team’s confidence back after taking a knock in some early encounters. ”The draws away to Racing and Osasuna affected the team’s confidence. When the results started coming, we entered a positive dynamic and our attitude and mentality improved. When the results are good, we become more confident”.

Messi the star

Xavi wished to underline the tremendous form of Leo Messi. He has scored 5 goals in official matches this season, including 4 in the league, making him the team’s top scorer. ”He is having some incredible games. He’s scoring goals, he’s making amazing plays and working for the team. He has an innate talent that, along with his speed makes him almost unstoppable. He is a natural talent and is maturing as a footballer at Barça. I think he is at the best club he could be at to display his skills. If he carries on like this, there are no limits to this player”.

Fans no surprise

As usual, Xavi was grateful to the fans for their constant support. ”The Camp Nou supporters are intelligent and generous, though also demanding. If the team gives them reason for the fans to cheer them on, by showing mentality, effort and commitment, then they will always support us. That was nice what they did for Ronaldinho. Perhaps he is not having the best of times and so it is important for the people to be there to support him. He is a very important player for us and the team needs him. He has given it a lot and I am sure he will continue doing so”.
Xavi: ”This is the Barça we want”
Puyol is the best defender in the world
Xavi is delighted that Puyol has been given the all-clear to train as normal. The problem now, though, is how well the Milito and Márquez have been playing in the centre of defence, meaning he might even struggle to get back into the team. “Puyol as a full back? He is good enough to play anywhere in defence. I think he’s the best defender in the world and an essential player for us. Márquez and Milito are playing really well, but there is room for everybody because the season is long and we have games every three days”.

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