Xavi Hernandez feels Real Madrid are the finest team in Spain right now. Barcelona will meet Los Blancos in the Spanish Super Cup semi-finals this evening in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The victor will face either Atletico Madrid or Athletic Club this weekend, with Real Madrid clearly the favorite.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side lead La Liga by five points and have lost just one of their past 16 games in all competitions. Given the two clubs’ contrasting circumstances this season, Barcelona will have to be at their best to shock Real Madrid.
In his pre-match press conference, Xavi Hernandez stated that Real Madrid is the “most in-form team in Spain.” “I see a Barcelona [side] under construction and a [Real] Madrid [side] in a very good shape, but that doesn’t mean anything,” he said.
“We have faced them in all situations. It will not be easy to impose our game because they are the most in-form team in Spain.”
Xavi has had an unbelievable record in the El Clasico over the years 🤩🔥
Can he follow up on his playing career with a first victory as manager? pic.twitter.com/ivAjU88c9C
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Real Madrid is presently 17 points ahead of Barcelona in the La Liga table, demonstrating how much superior they have been this season.
But, with a number of key players returning from injury ahead of this game, Barcelona could regain confidence after a poor stalemate with Granada last time out.