Xavi Hernández spoke in the flash interview of Movistar LaLiga after the victory against Osasuna. Happy for the victory but realistic with the possibility that Barça will still join the League.
Did the wake-up call serve after the game against Galatasaray?
-It was a reality. I already said yesterday in the press room that if we lower the intensity and if you lower the intensity in today’s football, they go over you. Today has not been like that. Today we have played one of the best games since I have been here as coach. It gives us morale and confidence. Only Sevilla had failed and those who are in the Champions League put pressure on us. It was very important to win.
Ferran and Dembélé have been good.
Ferran Torres was a matter of time. It gives us a lot. He has scored in all the teams he has been in, Valencia, City, Selection. And he was going to do it here. And Ousmane makes a difference. In the goal, the pass, one on one. Today he has been fine.
Is Dembélé the team’s most decisive attacker?
Not all. Auba, Adama, Luuk himself, Ferran… They are all important. There is no one more decisive than another.
What does Pique have?
It takes days with discomfort but without importance. We have protected it.
How does Thursday’s game condition the preparation for the Clásico?
We will get the best eleven possible. We didn’t play our best game in the first leg, but we deserved to win, we didn’t and we have to.
Is Sunday’s game the last chance to qualify for LaLiga?
LaLiga is very difficult, even winning at the Bernabéu. Because Madrid does not fail. Madrid would have to fail in three or four games and have only lost two games all season. We cannot be very optimistic, but we know that it is very complicated.