The Blaugrana coach defined the match against Manchester United as “the most difficult duel”, highlighting that since the arrival of coach Erik Ten Hag “they have improved a lot”.
Monday, November 7, 2022
“The draw has given us the most difficult rival, again”. This is how the Barcelona coach, Xavi, reacted after the draw for the Europa LeagueThey will be paired with Manchester United to define the passage to the round of 16.
“Manchester United is a great rival, the worst that we could face. We will have to compete very well, they have improved a lot since the arrival of Ten Hag“, he highlighted in a conference press.
Despite the difficulty of the rival, Xavi stated that “this is a great motivation and it will be time to compete. It is a historic rival and a very attractive duel”, highlighting that Barcelona “has never won the >Europa League and we're going to try, it's a challenge for us, we're going for the title”.
Asked about Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the Camp Nou, he replied: “It's not just him, I would highlight the group. Cristiano seems to me to be a great player, who has marked an era and who can still be decisive.”