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Xavi lauds Barcelona on ‘a day to dare’

Blaugrana go 8 points clear of Real Marid on top of the LaLiga table with Xavi praising Barca

Barcelona are flying high in La Liga as they seize the perfect chance to go 8 points clear of Real Madrid in the wake of their rivals defeat to Mallorca

Xavi praises Barcelona’s performance against Sevilla

Despite holding Barca back in the first half, Sevilla was battered in the second half as Xavi’s men as Alba, Gavi, and Raphinha got second-half goals to win the game 3-0.

“This was a day to dare,” Xavi told DAZN. “We talked about it at half-time. It’s always difficult to attack when the opponent has 11 players behind the ball.

“But we did it very well and I’m very satisfied with this result.”

Xavi added: “We’ve gone many games unbeaten and it’s important we win like we did today. Against a low block, we created many chances – that is a big positive.

“Things are working out for us. We’re eight points ahead of Madrid, but there is still a lot of the season left.”

Raphinha was the standout player of the match, with a goal and an assist, making his goal contributions 8 in 2023 which is more than any La Liga player. Xavi was obviously happy with the Brazilian’s performance, saying: “I was already satisfied with Raphinha’s performances.

“He is good in high-pressure scenarios and has been giving us decisive assists. He’s an extraordinary player.

“As for Jordi, he gives us a lot in attack and showed that again today. We knew there would be an opportunity to take advantage of some space that was left.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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