Xavi: We have to prove that we are better
Xavi will lead the team for the first time in the Champions League as coach of Barcelona on Tuesday. With the Blaugrana facing an important match against Benfica
The Spanish coach, Xavi has asked his team to show that they are better than they showed in the first game against them.
It was the deep 3-0 loss to Benfica that put Ronald Koeman on the brink. And shook his position as Barcelona coach.
The two victories against Dynamo Kiev have greatly increased the chances of the Spanish club. But they should definitely win against Benfica.
“We have to show on the pitch that we are better.” he told a pre-match press conference.
“If we win, we will be in the second round. We have to be positive and go on the attack, to go for three points. Even though we lost the last match with Benfica 3-0”, said the coach.
The former Spanish midfielder’s first game at the helm of the club came in the Catalan derby against Espanyol. A match which Barcelona won 1-0, thanks to a penalty kick by Memphis Depay.