FC Barcelona supervisor Xavi is hopeful the Catalan outfit can seal a spot within the Champions League spherical of 16.
Barcelona finds themselves in a difficult place within the Champions League, with the Spanish aspect sitting third in Group C.
Barca have performed three matches within the competitors this season and have simply three factors. They kicked off their Champions League 22/23 marketing campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, they returned to profitable methods after they took on Viktoria Plzen, cruising to a 5-1 win over the Czech outfit. However then they once more fell to a defeat after they confronted Milan of their third match of the group stage. The Italian aspect secured a 1-0 win over Barca in that sport.
Group stage exit can be a ‘huge disappointment’, admits Xavi
Barcelona host Inter Milan at Camp Nou of their subsequent match within the Champions League. Forward of that match, supervisor Xavi addressed the media.
Xavi admitted it could be a ‘huge disappointment’ if Barcelona fail to make it to the spherical of 16. He additionally admitted the state of affairs has turn out to be ‘difficult’ however is hopeful they’ll make it
“It might be an enormous disappointment to not undergo, however we’re considering positively. It’s turn out to be difficult however we wish to win tomorrow and keep alive on this competitors,” Xavi stated when requested about the potential of Barcelona failing to qualify for round-of-16.
“It isn’t a snug state of affairs for us due to the misses in Munich, the controversy in Milan, not attacking nicely (…) however tomorrow is a chance to repair that.”
In the meantime, Bayern tops Group C with 9 factors from three matches. Inter Milan sits second with six factors.
A win over Inter within the upcoming match would take Barcelona’s level tally to 6 – the identical as that of Inter Milan. Nevertheless, ought to Inter safe all three factors, that may open up a six-point hole between the Italian aspect and Barcelona.
Barcelona can be aiming to register a win over the Serie A outfit and pocket all three factors to spice up their hopes and probabilities of development to the following stage of the competitors.
In the meantime, Barcelona sits prime of the La Liga factors desk with 22 factors from eight matches. Arch-rivals Actual Madrid even have 22 factors, however Xavi’s males occupy the primary place courtesy of superior purpose distinction