Barcelona president credits Xavi for incredible La Liga form so far: “Sensational chemistry”
Unbeaten in 15 games across all competitions, Barcelona have built up some excellent momentum for themselves recently. This run of form includes some incredible wins, like the 1-3 against Real Madrid, 1-0 against Real Sociedad, and as recently as yesterday, 3-0 against Sevilla.
All has not been a bed of roses, though, as they have had to really struggle against some opposition. Getafe, Atletico Madrid, and Real Betis, for example, did their best to serve as a hurdle to their progress.
However, scraping out wins in the toughest of games is a sign of a winning team. And Barcelona are en route becoming one, once again, as they have created an eight-point lead over the top of La Liga.
Speaking about Barcelona’s improvement — as quoted by Mundo Deportivo — and their season so far, president Joan Laporta replied with all smiles.
“We are doing well in La Liga. If we had been told before the start of the season that were were going to reach the half-way point of the season with 53 points and an eight-point lead, we would have been happy.”
Credit where credit is due, Xavi has truly transformed the team. He came under fire earlier this season when the team dropped to the Europa League after finishing third in the Champions League, but has built back the confidence of the Camp Nou faithful.
“Xavi has done an excellent job. He arrived at Barcelona at a time of major adversity, and now he has managed to create sensational chemistry in the team,” Laporta added in praise of the young manager.
Currently riding on a streak of ten wins in a row, Barça’s schedule does not get any easier from here on. They will face Villarreal on the weekend before hosting Manchester United at the Camp Nou next Thursday.
Should Barcelona come out of this schedule largely unscathed, they could be in the run to win a fair few titles.