BARCELONA, July 27 (.) –
The coach of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, confessed to having “very good feelings” after the draw (2-2) against Juventus in the third game of the US tour in Dallas, and declared himself satisfied with the performance of Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, author of the two goals, because “he is there to make a difference, and he has done it”.
“In the first half there were two phases. We started very well, then they dominated and the heat affected us a bit. We didn’t organize ourselves well and we had to close down the interior passes, we had to work harder in defense. .. In short, positive feelings, the second part very well,” he said in statements to the club’s television.
Xavi Hernández affirmed that Barça could win the game “perfectly”, but gave more importance to “the load of minutes, the management” and that “everyone feels comfortable” and “performs”, especially the new ones like the Polish Robert Lewandowski, who returned to play.
“I have very good feelings. Both the day in Madrid and today have been two good tests, Champions rivals, of a high level and I think we have performed, that we have been very good,” said the coach of the culé team.
Xavi referred to the role of Ousmane Dembélé, the most prominent Barça player in the friendly against ‘Juve’ in Dallas. “Beyond what the whole world sees, the work and how he presses, he is a very important player for us. Ousmane is here to make a difference and he has done it”, he underlined.
DEMBELE: “I’M GOING TO GIVE EVERYTHING FOR THIS CLUB”
Dembélé radiated satisfaction at how things turned out for him in this friendly in which he was unable to face Paul Pogba, left at the last minute due to knee discomfort that will make him miss the rest of the North American tour, including next Sunday’s game against Real Madrid.
“The team has given a good feeling. The two goals give me a lot of confidence and I am very happy. I have the confidence of everyone and confidence is very important for the players. I am happy with the coach and I am going to give everything for this club “, sentenced ‘El Mosquito’.