Xavi responded after the 3-1 victory against Celta Vigo

Xavi spoke about Ronald Araujo’s condition, the new formation, Dembele’s performance, the importance of Busquets and Pedri in the midfield, and the overall team performance.

Xavi spoke to the press after the 3-1 victory against Celta Vigo

Xavi on the performance of the team:

“I am not satisfied with the way we played today. We have to play better, be more patient and have more control. It has been difficult for us to see the free man, that neatness that we ask for.”

“We had verticality and efficiency, but we didn’t have a good match. We have won three games in a row but the feeling is not good in terms of football, we need to play better, have more patience, and understand what the game needs.”

Xavi on Araujo’s condition:

“Araujo is conscious and will spend the night in the hospital. Tomorrow if everything goes well, Araujo will be back home.”

Xavi on deploying a new formation:

“The team was not comfortable with 3-4-3. We didn’t practice it a lot and that’s why I brought in Riqui in the second half, things didn’t go smoothly.”

Xavi on Dembele’s performance:

“Dembele is a special player. Making a difference is not just scoring goals. The first goal is practically his, then he provides another goal for Aubameyang. Ousmane is making a difference for us in terms of assists.”

Xavi on the absence of key players:

“We missed important players like Busquets, Pique and Pedri. They are players who make a difference. When they’re not there it’s noticeable.”

Xavi on scoring three goals against Celta Vigo:

“Today we did not deserve to score several goals, but we scored and in matches, we deserved more and did not score. Their goal came from our mistake, we have to keep working, which is positive.”

Xavi on Erling Haaland’s transfer to Man City:

“We couldn’t compete financially for Erling Haaland. It was impossible at this moment to compete with those numbers. Nothing else to be said, I wish him all the best.”

Xavi on Memphis Depay:

“Memphis is an important player, he is a leader.”

That concluded Xavi’s post-match press briefing.


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