F Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez praised Manchester City as “the best team in the world” and said, “The leading team in the Premier League deserves a treble.”
It was at the official press conference held at Joan Gamper Sports City in Barcelona on the 1st (local time).
When asked if it was fair for Man City to achieve the treble, Xavi said, “Yes. To me, they are the best team in the world. They have top coaches, and the football they play is a mirror to us. It will be a very fair treble.”
Manchester City, led by Pep Guardiola, a former Barça player and manager, is leading the way by overtaking Arsenal in the English Premier League in the 2022-2023 season, and is also ahead of the final against Manchester United in the FA Cup.
In the Champions League of the European Football Federation (UEFA), they have advanced to the semifinals by defeating tough opponent Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals. In the quarter-finals, they face Real Madrid. 크크크벳
Xavi’s Barça will play the 33rd round of the 2022-2023 Spanish La Liga home against Osasuna at 2:30 am (Korean time) on the 3rd. Barça currently leads the league with 79 points from 25 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, beating 2nd place Real Madrid (21 wins, 5 draws, 6 losses, 68 points) by 11 points.
Regarding this, director Xabi said, “We are in the construction process. We have to build, and this league (La Liga) is very important for the club. I think we competed very well. It’s not a miracle because we had a good contract. We said we would win the pre-season, and we’re on our way.”