- The Barça coach was very satisfied with his team’s performance against Osasuna, emphasizing that “we have enjoyed ourselves and this is difficult in today’s football” and praised his players
- About Gavi, he said that “he is only 17 years old and he is incredible”, he described Aubameyang as “a gift from heaven” and about Dembélé he assured that “if you have performance, you make people happy”
Xavi said during his statements after the meeting: “Today we played one of the best matches since I arrived here, I said that the goals will come with Ferran, he scores wherever he is, with Valencia with City and with the national team, scoring with us was only a matter of time.”
About returning to victories after the draw against Galatasaray: “We reduced the intensity against Galatasaray on Thursday, and I said yesterday at the conference: If you reduce the intensity today in football, the opponent will surpass you.”
He continued: “It was a perfect match, to play in this way will create many chances, I am very happy, this is one of the best matches we played, we knew how to control the match, we could score more, very happy.”
“I am very happy for the players and the fans; this is the perfect way.”
The Barcelona match against Osasuna witnessed a record for veteran defender Gerard Pique, who reached 600 matches in the Blaugrana shirt in all competitions, as the fifth most participating player with Barca in history.
With this result, Barcelona succeeded in regaining third place in the Spanish league table with 51 points, while Osasuna team comes in 11th place with 35 points.
Barcelona, led by Xavi Hernandez, succeeded in continuing victories in the Spanish League, after winning the last 3 rounds of Valencia, Athletic Bilbao and Elche, respectively.
Barca managed to get the three points from the Osasuna match, to snatch third place from Atletico Madrid by goal difference.