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Barca Coach Xavi Praises Rivals Madrid Ahead of Clasico

Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez has heaped praise on arch-rivals Real Madrid ahead of their highly anticipated Clasico clash in LaLiga this Sunday.

With Los Blancos currently leading the Spanish top flight by eight points, Barcelona find themselves in a must-win situation at the Santiago Bernabeu if they harbor any hopes of retaining the league title.

Following Barcelona’s recent exit from the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid’s triumph over Manchester City, Xavi acknowledged the formidable quality of the 14-time Champions League winners.

“Real Madrid’s extensive history of success breeds a sense of calmness and confidence on the pitch. Their quality as a team is undeniable,” Xavi expressed during a news conference on Saturday.

“Success in football is not merely a result of luck; it’s a product of hard work, defensive solidity, and team unity. Real Madrid’s recent performances exemplify these qualities,” Xavi continued.

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While acknowledging Madrid’s significant lead in LaLiga, Xavi emphasized the importance of Sunday’s clash, asserting that it’s the most crucial game of the season for Barcelona.

On the other side, Madrid’s head coach, Carlo Ancelotti, recognizes the opportunity his team has to further solidify their position in the title race.

“We understand the magnitude of this game and its potential impact on our quest for the LaLiga title,” Ancelotti remarked. “Barcelona remains a formidable opponent, and we expect a fiercely contested Clasico encounter.”

Despite some fatigue concerns, Ancelotti affirmed that Madrid’s squad is ready for the challenge ahead and expressed confidence in their ability to maintain their stellar form in both LaLiga and the Champions League.

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As Madrid eyes a league and Champions League double, Ancelotti underscored their determination to finish the season on a high note. “The groundwork has been laid, and now it’s time to seal the deal,” he concluded optimistically.

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