Xavi Believes in Barcelona’s Chances Against PSG in UCL Quarter-finals

Barcelona’s manager, Xavi Hernandez, sees the upcoming Champions League quarter-final clash against Paris St-Germain as the perfect opportunity for the five-time champions to reaffirm their place among Europe’s elite. After enduring early exits in the group stage for two consecutive years, Barcelona finds themselves back in contention, riding a wave of good form with eight wins in their last 11 matches across all competitions. Notably, they have conceded just one goal in their last six outings and currently sit second in the LaLiga table, trailing leaders Real Madrid by eight points.

For Barcelona, it marks their return to the Champions League quarter-finals after a four-year absence, a feat they had achieved consistently between 2007-08 and 2019-20.

Xavi expressed his excitement ahead of the quarter-final first leg, emphasizing the significance of the moment for the club. He stated, “It is a key moment. The word after being out of the quarter-finals for four years is excitement. We can dream again.” Despite acknowledging the challenge posed by PSG, Xavi remains confident, describing his side as being at their best moment of the season.

Acknowledging PSG’s strength, Xavi praised them as one of the best teams in Europe, underlining the influence of their coach, Luis Enrique. Reflecting on his own team’s style, Xavi noted its historic significance and expressed the desire for Barcelona to rediscover their distinctive DNA on the pitch.

Meanwhile, PSG’s coach, Luis Enrique, recognized Barcelona’s enduring influence on his team’s style of play. He emphasized the importance of maintaining control and identifying with Barcelona’s football philosophy, even as he prepares to face his former club.

As both teams gear up for the clash, Xavi and Luis Enrique are primed to lead their respective sides with determination, aiming for victory while honoring the rich footballing legacy shared between Barcelona and PSG.


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