The coach hopes to achieve against Elche the first triumph of the new era that he announced after falling in the Champions League
“We need a victory to change the dynamic”
“There are players who find it difficult to understand the positional game, which is difficult to understand while at Barça”
Xavi seeks the first victory of the new era against Elche that he announced after the European elimination. After the draws against Osasuna and Boca, the Egarense coach knows that, although he sees green shoots in the game, they are useless without victory.
“The feelings are getting better and better, we are taking more steps forward, but in the end this is going to win,” he acknowledged. “The feelings are useless. We need results. We need a victory to change the dynamics.”
The Barça coach, although he sees positive things, reveals that there are many aspects in which he must improve. “It is costing more than we thought. There are players who find it difficult to understand the positional game, which is difficult to understand while at Barça. Some things have to change. Players, yes, but also dynamics, habits, specific aspects … . We, for example, do not defend like the previous coach. We have not had preseason. It is clear that we have to strengthen the team ”
Despite the daily dripping of names of possible reinforcements, the technician does not want to talk about it. “It will not be easy to strengthen the team. As for names we will see what happens. We will already think about signings from the 21st, when the market opens.”
Before he can add Alves or any other player, the challenge is to add the six points against Elche and Sevilla. “We have urgent results and we need the six points. We are doing things well, but it is not enough for us to compete. We have to win whatever it takes.” Alba and Dembélé, that ended with annoyances in Pamplona, will be available this Saturday against Elche. Regarding the French winger, he reiterated his desire for him to renew. “I had a meeting with him, he is happy here, it is a matter of reaching an agreement between the agent and the club. He knows the project and the importance it will have. I see him happy, content and the only thing missing is the goal.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.