09/17/2022 at 18:42


    Xavi Hernández has been full of praise for Alejandro Balde, who has provided two assists against Elche

    “The squads are the ones that win titles, not the starting lineups”

    Fifth victory followed by Barça in the League. 16 points out of 18 disputed. Spectacular start in the domestic championship of the ‘Xavineta’, which is greased and that, despite the setback suffered in Munich, has been able to get up against Elche and win with great solvency (3-0). The Terrassa coach has made five changes compared to the match in Munich last Tuesday and continues to correctly rotate his players.

    Regarding the sensations, Xavi has commented that “I’m left with the fact that in the end we are a very broad squad, that everyone is training well and performing well. It is an atypical year, in which the calendar is more compressed. We need the whole group, everyone must be prepared. Play whoever plays gives the size. We are in good dynamics, results and game. We have where to choose and the squads are the ones that win the titles, not a starting eleven”.


    Regarding Balde’s enormous match and staging, Xavi assured that “the Barça footballer, the 25 are prepared to play any match. I am the one who has to make decisions. I have seen that they did a lot of individual marking and Balde can generate superiorities inside and out. It never ceases to amaze that an 18-year-old boy is at this level. A lot of confidence and personality, he has a great physical condition and he is going to give us a lot.”

    Regarding the development of the game, the man from Egar assured that “it is the typical game that everyone considers easy, won, and then it is difficult. I think that in the first half we lost a lot of balls, we should be more calm. He has put the match in our face and it has been more placid than we thought”.