“Whoever performs better will play”

Xavi Hernandez said that Barcelona players will need to earn their place in the starting lineup to face Real Madrid in the semi-final of the Spanish Super Cup.

The 41-year-old coach says that Blaugrana’s squad has a lot of competition, and it’s up to him to see who deserves to start. Speaking to the press ahead of their clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday, Xavi speak:

“Those who earn it and perform better will play. This is Barça, and there is a lot of competition. Now we can call many players from the first team, and those who are better and worthy will play. .”

Xavi also provided updates on the fitness of Ansu Fati, Pedri and rookie Ferran Torres.

The 41-year-old strategist thinks both Torres and Pedri can play, but the season is long and Barcelona will have to use them wisely. Xavi also believes that Torres’ registration will happen without any problems. Al Sadd’s former manager added:

“We’ll see. Ferran Torres and Pedri haven’t trained with the group yet. With Ansu, we’ll see too. They’ll compete, but there’s still five months of competition. We’ll be smart when we need to play them. ”

“For us, it’s great news that both he and Pedri can play. We are waiting for Ferran to sign up, but it looks like it will happen without any problems. We are. will have to keep an eye on them, them and Ansu. They’re the key players in our system.”

Xavi: “For me, all players are the same. Everyone wants to be at their best and contribute to the team. But in the end, I choose players who deserve to play.”

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the first El Clasico match of 2022

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off in the first El Clasico of 2022 as they clash in the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia. The winner of the clash will face Atletico Madrid or Athletic Bilbao in the final of the tournament.

🚨[MD – @sergisoleMD] | FC Barcelona and Real Madrid will receive 6.8 million euros today for participating in the Spanish Super Cup in El Classico. The team that wins the Spanish Super Cup in the final will receive 12 million euros. #fcblive

It is worth mentioning, this is the second El Clasico match of the 2021-22 season. The arch-rivals faced each other in La Liga earlier in the season. Real Madrid won 2-1 at Camp Nou on that occasion. The goals of David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez were enough to bring all 3 points for Los Blancos.

Sergio Aguero scored a consolation goal in injury time, which was also his only goal for Barcelona before being forced to retire from this sporting career. The 33-year-old striker was diagnosed with an arrhythmia. “Whoever performs better will play”

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