The Barcelona coach gave an exclusive interview to ESPN after beating Real Madrid 4-0 on Sunday in the 29th round of La Liga.
Few left the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday (20) happier than Xavi Hernandez. The idol and symbol of the most successful era in Barcelona He accepted the coaching position in a bid to reclaim the club’s winning assets and in his first derby of Real Madridwon 4-0.
after departure, cure Had an exclusive interview with ESPN Brazil And they celebrated not only the result, but mainly the way Barcelona built the defeat. The coach said his team played a “historic match” and deserved such a flexible result.
“It could mean a change in the dynamics. First, we showed ourselves that we can compete with anyone, according to our game model, our idea. It was a great match for the team, for everyone, where we could score a lot more goals, because we created many chances,” he said. .
“We played a game for the history, the defeat, and the feelings we left behind when we left the Bernabéu. We far outperformed Real Madrid. It means only 3 points, but it strengthens our project to face the present and the future and that is the way.”
“The result is amazing, the sensations, how we controlled the game and how we were much better than Real Madrid in their stadium. This is the way, to continue working with the utmost humility. If we play like this, we are capable of anything”.
The Blaugrana coach also explained The tactic he sought with his defensive system to try to stop the Brazilian Vinicius Junior match.
“In a way, we understood that due to the absence of Benzema, all Real Madrid’s offensive moves would go through Vinicius. So we modified the defensive position of Ronald (Araujo) a lot, so as not to suffer too much with Vinicius, with coverage from Frenkie (de Jong), Gerard (Pique). ) and Busquets, at certain times,” he said.
“And we have managed this situation very well, in addition to being champions from the attacking field. We have once again demonstrated the idea of the game, the model of the Barcelona game for years and years”, we concluded.
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