Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez expressed, during a press conference on Sunday, his belief that Real Madrid’s relinquishment of the Spanish league title in football is due to the wonderful season of the Catalan team.
Real Madrid, the defending champions, lost 3-2 at home to Villarreal on Saturday, and leaders Barcelona can widen the gap from their royal rivals to 15 points if they beat Girona on Monday.
Despite this big difference in points, Real Madrid’s loss came after it swept Barcelona 4-0 last week to reach the final of the Spanish Cup.
Xavi said: I don’t know if they stopped working or not, but if they did, it’s thanks to us.
He added: On Monday it is important to increase the difference to 15 points. It wouldn’t mean anything was foolproof, but it would make an amazing difference. I don’t care if Real Madrid do something or not, what matters to me is what we do.
Real Madrid will play the Spanish Cup final against Osasuna, and will face Chelsea on Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.
And Xavi added that he believes that Barcelona winning the league for the first time since 2019 will be a wonderful achievement that some are trying to underestimate.
He added: Winning the Spanish League is amazing, winning the league gives you stability.
And he continued: I remember former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, after winning the Champions League, saying that the goal was to win the Spanish League. It is underestimated that winning the league, for us, would be exceptional.