Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona coach Set a goal to take the team through the Champions League group stage first before talking about future goals.
“Barca” was placed in the same group as FC Porto, Shakhtar Donektk and Royal. Antwerp, their first opponent on Tuesday. http://ufabet999.com
The stadium was unveiled as Barcelona’s temporary home ground for the season during the Joan Gamper Trophy clash against Tottenham Hotspur where the hosts mounted a sensational comeback win.
When asked about his goals for European football, Xavi doesn’t look too far ahead.
“The goal is clear. The first thing is to get through the group stage. Then we can talk,” the former Spanish national team operator said.
“Last year we had many bad luck in the draw. There are both Bayern and Inter who have made it to the finals. “
Last season was not much better. Xavi Hernandez’s men may have been crowned the champions of Spain, but their display in Europe was beyond horrific.
For the second time in as many years, they lost half their group-stage games and finished third behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.
This year we have to prove it. It looks like it will be easier but tomorrow we will face the Belgian league champions. This is a test for ourselves.”