Mon 09 January 2023 | 8:52

Xavi: Three golden points gives us tremendous morale and confidence

Barcelona manager Xavi says victory against Atletico Madrid will give them tremendous morale and confidence in the La Liga title race.



Atletico Madrid

thanks to

Ousmane Dembele

’s goal in the 22nd minute at the Civitas Metropolitano on Sunday.

The Blaugrana took full advantage of Real Madrid's defeat on Saturday and now are three points clear at the top of the table.

After the game, Xavi said these important three points will be decisive in the title race.

He said:

"It's a victory, but it's not just three points, it gives us tremendous morale and confidence for the remainder of the league.

"We are capable of winning in a field as difficult as this, suffering, being a family. Without playing as excellently as we did against Espanyol, today we have known how to suffer and we took three golden points. We hit the table to be candidates for this league [title]."

Xavi added:

"Three golden points. We have taken advantage of our chance. They have pressed, and we have known how to suffer.

"And how important it is to keep a clean sheet. Just as I said on the Espanyol game that we deserved more, today perhaps without playing so well we got three points.”

Barcelona’s captain Sergio Busquets also said they earned an important victory in a difficult match against Atletico.

He said:

"We started well, and we went ahead, but from then on they have pressed very well, it was difficult for us to have the ball and create chances.

"In the second half, although they came out very strongly, we managed to control the game. In the end, we suffered, but three very good points."

source: SportMob

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