Present at a press conference, Xavi logically returned to the draw for the Europa League play-offs. Opposed to Manchester United for what will be the big shock of these round of 16, the Catalan technician did not hide his ambition, although he is aware of the fight that awaits his players. “The draw brought us a very difficult client, again. Manchester United are a big rival, the worst we can have. We will have to compete very well, they have improved a lot since the arrival of Ten Hag”first said the former Culers midfielder before announcing the color.
“Cristiano is a great player. He marked an era in world football and can still make a difference but I always like to win, I want to win, to compete, I have been competitive since I was born and I don’t care who is in front. I want to win with the club of my heart. The favorite is for you, the press and the bookmakers. We will try to compete on the pitch, a priori it is the most difficult opponent, yes (…) We will put the notes at the end of the season, but I want to think that we are on the right track”. See you on February 16 and 23.