The press appearance in Munich did not last a quarter of an hour. Not a quarter of an hour in which Xavi expressed his confidence in beating Bayern (“they are one of the best teams in the world,” he said), convinced as he is that Barça, despite coming from the defeat with Betis, has enough arguments to sneak into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
You have two ways to do it. If he wins at the Allianz, whose doors will remain closed due to the pandemic, he will be, once again, among the best in Europe. If he draws or loses and Benfica signs the same result in Lisbon against Dinamo Kiev, it will also cross that border that is so valuable in sports (not relegation to the Europa League) as well as economically.
“History says that Barça have never won in Munich, but history is also there to break it,” proclaimed Xavi, confident that his players do not affect the psychological weight of the last two meetings with Bayern.
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From 2-8 in Lisbon in August 2020 to 0-3 in the Camp Nou in September 2021. “A miracle? I don’t know, it depends on how the game goes & rdquor ;, the Barça coach stressed.
“History says that Barça have never won in Munich, but history is also there to break it”
Xavi, Barça coach
“I don’t see it as such a miracle, Barça can win against any rival,” said Xavi, demanding “patience” for his reconstruction project. “There is work, a lot of work ahead. This is not overnight. You have to be patient,” the coach insisted, sure that Dembélé, as he already demonstrated against Benfica and Betis, can “be a very important player for him. one hundred percent make a difference “.
Xavi does not think about a possible elimination. Nor, therefore, in falling to the Europa League. “We cannot throw any competition, we are Barça. We have a very good opportunity to make history in Munich. Why not think about Barça’s first victory here?” match will be “to move” to Lewandowski of the area. “You have to try to get him out of the area as much as possible because there it is final.”
“There is work, a lot of work ahead. But this does not change from one day to the next. You have to be patient”
Xavi, Barça coach
And not for Xavi to repeat the same message to his players so that they free their minds from that destructive process that Barça has experienced in Europe. “I have told the players that all the pressure is on me,” stressed the coach