Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has voiced his “unconditional help” for former pupil and under-fire Barcelona supervisor Xavi, saying that soccer tends to be a bit too reactionary. Guardiola additionally suggested Barca gamers to study from their defeat to Actual Madrid within the Supercopa de Espana last and push tougher within the different three competitions (La Liga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Champions League).
Actual Madrid Handed Barcelona A Bitter 4-1 Defeat In Supercopa De Espana Remaining
Barcelona and Actual Madrid squared off within the last of the Spanish Supercup at Al-Awwal Stadium in Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening (January 14). Vinicius Jr. put Madrid two objectives to the great inside the primary 10 minutes, with Los Blancos completely exploiting Barca’s poorly organized offside lure.
Robert Lewandowski pulled one again for the Blaugrana within the thirty third minute, however the Catalans couldn’t construct on the purpose. Vinicius accomplished his hat-trick within the thirty ninth minute, restoring Madrid’s two-goal cushion. Rodrygo scored the ultimate purpose of the sport within the sixty fourth minute, taking the sport away from Barca’s attain and making certain a 4-1 victory for the All-Whites.
With Barcelona failing to reside as much as expectations this season, Xavi has been below hearth for fairly some time. Sunday’s El Clasico thumping has solely elevated the strain, with a bit of followers demanding the 2010 FIFA World Cup winner’s resignation.
Manchester Metropolis Boss Pep Guardiola Lends Assist To Xavi
Guardiola, who obtained The Finest FIFA Males’s Coach Award on Monday (January 15), nevertheless, has full religion in Xavi and has requested everybody to dial down the panic.
Talking after gathering The Finest Award in London, Guardiola mentioned (by way of ESPN):
“My recommendation is to maintain calm. [Barça] misplaced a last, however subsequent week there’s one other recreation and one other competitors. Assist [the coach and the players] and make the selections that need to be made on the finish of the season.
“I wish to ship my unconditional help to Xavi and the gamers. The gamers need to take a step ahead. They’ve proven the standard they’ve previously and there’s a lengthy solution to go this season.”
“There’s a tendency in soccer to throw all the things up within the air.
“This business is so troublesome. [Barça] have misplaced a last, OK, congratulations to the opponent and now study from it. Madrid scored shortly, defended properly, and had been the higher crew, that’s it.”
Xavi, who guided Barca to the La Liga title in 2023, has overseen 118 video games, guiding Barca to 74 wins, 20 attracts, and 24 defeats.