Xavi Hernández appeared before the media after Barcelona’s comeback against Celta de Vigo. The Spanish coach once again seemed very happy with the team in what is the sixth consecutive victory in the first seven games of the season. The Barça team is joint leader of the League waiting for what Real Madrid does this Sunday.
«It has been a spectacular comeback. We have believed until the end. We have played with faith, with courage, but it is true that we have messed up. The circulation was not that of the last games, but we will analyze this later. It’s a brutal comeback. Of desire, of faith, of desire to win. “When you don’t play well you have to take these things out,” the Spanish coach began about Barcelona’s great comeback against Celta de Vigo.
«Every time we were risking more. We had no choice with 0-2. We are left with two centre-backs. We had to take risks and it turned out very well for us,” added the Spanish coach about the changes he made in the second half with the aim of turning the game around and which they finally achieved.
Regarding Gavi, Xavi praised him after finishing the match: «Gavi can play everywhere. As a midfielder, in the three or four positions that we normally use. If we have to personalize someone in this comeback it is Gavi, but the entire team in general because they have had faith. The 0-2 was a blow. Normally Barcelona did not overcome this. “We won in faith, in courage and as a team that wants to win.”
Finally, Xavi spoke about the tactical variants he introduced in the second half and what he said to both Raphinha and Lamine Yamal when they entered the field with the aim of coming back: “The idea was that they could change positions . That’s what I told Rafa, that they could change with Lamine if they weren’t comfortable. The position game is that all positions have to be filled. Then Cancelo has played inside. Things have come out, but we must play better. “It wasn’t our best game.”
Barcelona had everything lost in the 80th minute with a result against 0-2, but 10 minutes of madness completely changed the result and the script of the match. Lewandowski scored two goals in five minutes to tie the game and it was then Joao Cancelo in the 89th minute to turn it around and unleash madness at the Montjuic stadium. The Portuguese is one of the positive notes of recent weeks with great performances on the right side.
On the negative side, Frenkie de Jong retired injured in the 35th minute of the game due to a sprained ankle. The Dutch footballer does not seem to have a serious injury, but Xavi Hernández did not want to force him since this Tuesday there is another League match against Mallorca in Son Moix and three days later against Sevilla again in Montjuic, next Friday September 29th.
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