Barcelona coach Xavi says referee scandal ‘will not destabilise us’ forward of Clasico
Barcelona coach Xavi says the membership are ‘extra steady than ever’ forward of Sunday’s Clasico conflict at residence to Actual Madrid and claims the Blaugrana is not going to be affected by the continued refereeing controversy.
Barça are being investigated by the authorities in Spain after it emerged the Catalan membership had paid €7 million over various years to former referee chief Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira.
President Joan Laporta has claimed that Barcelona are victims of a vicious marketing campaign and is but to elucidate the funds.
Requested on Saturday if the discuss might have an effect on Barça, Xavi mentioned: “They won’t destabilise us. We’re extra steady than ever. And so they have been making an attempt [to destabilise us] now since day one.
“We’re fully targeted on successful on Sunday and making an enormous assertion within the title race. We’re not serious about anything.”
Barcelona are 9 factors forward of Actual Madrid and might prolong that hole to 12 with victory at Camp Nou on Sunday.
“It will not be definitive if we win, however it will characterize an actual step ahead,” Xavi mentioned. I’m actually up for it. “It is my first Clasico at Camp Nou [as coach] and I like these video games.”
Barcelona have gained 9 of their video games by a 1-0 scoreline in LaLiga this season and that has introduced criticism from some, however Xavi says he can be delighted to assert one other slim victory on Sunday.
“What’s it with this [focus] on the 1-0?” he mentioned after a query about these outcomes. “If I might select, I desire a 4-0 or a 5-4, however it’s laborious to attain targets.
“Those who haven’t performed soccer at an elite degree cannot perceive what it is wish to have an opponent in entrance of you, particularly Madrid, the Champions League holders. To beat them 1-0 is a improbable consequence.”