Sat 08 October 2022 | 14:05

Xavi on Barcelona vs Inter mistakes ahead of Celta Vigo clash

The Blaugrana are close to an important week of their La Liga season as they try to keep their lead on the table, stay in the Champions League and face Celta Vigo on Sunday.

Barcelona were defeated at the hands of Inter in their most recent clash, which is considered their worst game of this season. The Catalans are getting ready to lock horns with Celta Vigo on Sunday and ahead of that game,

Xavi Hernandez

, the club manager, was quizzed about the Inter defeat and what went wrong.

“In the end, they closed themselves off very narrow. We didn’t understand the alternatives, it was better in the second half. They did well covering. we are working on it and we are trying to attack better.”

When asked about Pedri and Gavi’s passes to one another in the clash against the Nerazzurri, Xavi went on to say what he expected to see from his ‘interiors’.

“More mobility, generating spaces, looking before receiving… it is the understanding of the play that helps you player better or worse. But against a defence of five it is more difficult.”

Barcelona were suggested to work on shooting outside the box more and Xavi provided a solution for that matter.

“Completely, we have to shoot from outside, provoke the defence to come out more. We spoke about it today. We have to get to the line and cross more. We didn’t really find the timing to attack that space well. The decision-making at the end has to be better than in the last match.”

The Catalans had no idea what to do about Inter’s back five and put 50 crosses into the box midweek. Xavi will be tested as the club manager when his side performs on Wednesday.

source: SportMob

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