“I would like to strengthen” – Xavi wants reinforcements following Copa del Rey victory

Despite a slow start, Barcelona showed their superiority against AD Ceuta on Thursday night, hitting the third tier side for five to progress to the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey.

Having failed to register a single shot on target before Raphinha’s opener just before half time, Barcelona found their shooting boots in the second period. Head coach Xavi Hernandez was pleased with his side’s performance during the match, especially in the second half.

“I emphasise the attitude of the team above all. It’s very important and we had the experience of the other day against Intercity. It cost us, but in the second half we were very good. It’s not easy coming to play at these grounds.”

Xavi saves special praise for Robert Lewandowski’s who netted twice during the match. With the striker in the middle of a three-match league suspension, Xavi decided to start the Pole against Ceuta, and his decision paid off.

“Lewandowski has shown today that he’s a tremendous professional, with the same attitude as in the final.”

Following Memphis Depay’s impending departure to Atletico Madrid, there is a space in the Barca squad vacated by the Dutchman. Xavi revealed that he would like to bring in a replacement during this month’s transfer window.

“It wouldn’t be a tragedy if no one came (in), but I would like to strengthen the squad.”

Tags Barcelona Ceuta Copa del Rey Robert Lewandowski Xavi

1 Comment

  1. Start with selling kidneys, hot tip.
    Since you sold off 600 mil resources to achieve a super cup trophy (and MAYBE an EL trophy, but just maybe – we all know how it went last year and its far from guaranteed) Id say youre short on options.
    You can manage with one kidney only and you have what, 25 players in roster along with kids in la masia diving academy…. Im sure you can bring in a million or two on the black market. The drug addicts in Hollywood are always on prowl to replace their failing organs.

    You can always sell blood too. There is plenty of possibilities when youre on verge of bankruptcy, you just need to be a little creative.

    Youre gonna need an extra player if you aim to compete this year. We all know you arent used to extra matches and hasnt been since 2015 lmao.

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