Heads Held high Xavi Says Barca After Super Cup

Despite losing to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final on Wednesday, Xavi Hernandez claimed his Barcelona players should “hold their heads high”.Real Madrid won the Clasico five times in a row, beating Barcelona 3-2 after extra time in Saudi Arabia.

Although 17 points behind La Liga leaders Real Madrid, Xavi’s team proved why they have high hopes for the future.“We clearly showed bravery and grabbed ownership of the ball that day. “Today was a day to celebrate despite the loss,” Xavi stated afterwards.

Heads Held high Xavi Says Barca After Super Cup

We outplayed Madrid at times,” he continued.Real Madrid took the lead twice via Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema, but Luuk de Jong equalised before half-time and Ansu Fati forced extra-time.

Madrid will face either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao in the final on Sunday, with Fede Valverde scoring the winning goal. It’s two feelings,” Xavi remarked. “A really horrible loss, but we can be proud of the game. “We need more patience.”

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his team’s breakaway ruthlessness. We had more counter-attacks than they had possession,” Ancelotti stated. Barcelona are getting closer to becoming a trophy-winning club, according to Gerard Pique.I believe we’ll start winning and contending for titles,” Pique remarked.

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