Barcelona vs Athletic Club | LaLiga: Xavi: Counter-attacking goals are also part of Barcelona’s DNA


Xavi Hernandez believes Barcelona pose a threat for the counter-attack, which could be a crucial strategy in their LaLiga Santander game against athletic club on Sunday.

BarcelonaForm was inconsistent in February, although their counter-attacking prowess helped them score crucial goals in La Liga Santander and in their Europa League draw against Naples.

real Madrid surprised us with the counterattack in one game, but we caught up Naples get away with it,” xavier told the media.

“It’s also part of our DNA.

“I remember [Hristo] stoichkov score goals against a high defense and [David] Villa and [Thierry] Henry. It’s football, the spaces are used.”

Barcelona were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by athletic club in January, and they hope to fight back in the league match at Camp Nou.

“We’re a different state since the last time we faced them,” xavier noted.

“We have improved many aspects of the game, the ways of moving the ball.

“Now we also have several different players.

“We have confidence and we are improving, but we have to show it in every game.

Athletic to beat Real Sociedad with fantastic results.

win against Atlético Madrid and Valence helped push Barcelona in a Champions League spot and they can cement their fourth spot with another win on Sunday.

Ferran Torres, Adama Traore and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have reinforced Barcelonaattacking options since joining the club and xavier was impressed with the trio.

“Without the new recruits, we would not have achieved our objectives”, xavier added.

Auba didn’t surprise me because he was always one of the top scorers.

Torres is an incredible player, with the work he brings and the way he plays for the team. We are talking about a high level player. He is the player who surprised me the most. It’s awesome.

Adama surprised me with his decision-making, which has improved recently.”


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