Xavi ‘worried’ by Brazil’s defence

Xavi has claimed that Brazil's strength is at the back, with Spain set to play Luis Felipe Scolari's men on Sunday.

La Roja will face the Seleccao in the final of the Confederations Cup this evening, and the Barcelona midfielder has insisted that the hosts will be a difficult opponent, whilst also commenting on the semi-final win over Italy.

“No, not me or anyone else of this generation of Spanish players have ever played against Brazil and that makes it even more special for us – it’s Brazil, and at the Maracana,” he told Cuatro.

“What worries me most is how organized they are at the back. An in attack, they have players like Fred, Neymar, Hulk… very, very good players but above all, it’s in defence where they work really well.

“We will need to be extremely attentive and try to spread the ball about quickly amongst ourselves.

“I am a little tired but no more than the rest of the team. The effort we were forced to make was inhumane.

“The heat, the humidity… all of that really tires your legs out but we are in great spirits. We are in the final which is what we all wanted and where people hoped we would be.”

Tags Brazil Confederations Cup Spain Xavi