Champions League: Barcelona must end group stage hoodoo – Xavi


Barcelona manager, Xavi has set an initial target for his team to qualify from the Champions League group stage.

The LaLiga champions open their campaign this season against Royal Antwerp, on the back of a 5-0 win over Real Betis.

But Xavi remains cautious ahead of the European clash, as he reminded the club’s record in the past two seasons where they failed to progress from the group stages.

Speaking to reporters ahead of their Champions League opener, Xavi said, “The players are very enthusiastic, but we must not have an obsession. We must be ourselves and impose our personality. The goal for now is to pass the group stage, then we will talk.

“Last year, in Europe, we were good in terms of play but not in results. Now we have strengthened ourselves and we have to show that we can compete and fight for it.”

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