Following back-to-back La Liga results without a win, Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez still has full confidence that his side can climb into the top four in the table.
Barca currently hold eighth place in the La Liga table. The Catalan side had golden opportunities to climb the standings with victories over Real Betis and Osasuna, but ultimately failed to do so. However, BarÃ§a is only five points behind Atletico Madrid, fourth in the standings.
Even though Barca have spent nearly a month since their last victory in all competitions, Xavi is convinced his side can change shape and climb into the top four in the La Liga table, which he spoke about during ‘a press conference. before the home league game against Elche.
“I have a lot of confidence in the team, the players,” said Xavi. âThe results are not coming, but I am confident. The sensations improve and become more positive, but the results do not come. Tomorrow is another test by fire, to be the protagonist with the ball and for the result to come.
âThe main objective is to finish in the top four and win titles. Nothing can be excluded, we have seen all the colors. The gap with the leader is very large â.
Xavi sees room for improvement within the squad, as he hinted at possible notable tactical changes.
“There is always a lack of understanding of the football we want to play,” Xavi said. “There are players who do not understand the position game and, being BarÃ§a [players], it’s surprising.
âWe have to be positive and courageous. You have to press high, press when you lose the ball, attack the spacesâ¦ that’s what we want.
Barca easily retained the ball and created a large number of key chances per game under Xavi, but defensive errors coupled with lack of rigor in eliminating such scoring opportunities have marred the team’s performance in recent years. time.
Barcelona will seek to regain their winning lane against Elche.