Barcelona coach Xavi urged his players to take advantage of the golden opportunity to qualify for the Champions League next season, during the match against Real Betis on Saturday.
With the end of the battle for the top four, Barcelona will go to Seville on Saturday, occupying second place in the La Liga standings, a full eight points ahead of Betis, fifth, who beat Barcelona with a clean goal last December.
And in the event that Barcelona beat Betis, crowned with the King’s Cup, it will raise its score to 69 points and will ensure that it will not finish the season in a position less than fourth, as Betis will be able to reach the point 67, and Real Sociedad, who is sixth, will be able to reach 68 points. .
While confirming the 15-point difference with Real Madrid, the league champion, as the 2021-2022 season was difficult for Barcelona, Xavi has restored part of the positivity to the team since he replaced Ronald Koeman last November.
“I hope it will be a golden opportunity to qualify for the Champions League,” Xavi said on Friday. Real Betis is our direct competitor, Betis has great players and a great coach. It will be a tough match.
He added, “Football gives us an opportunity for sports revenge.” We want to achieve our goals before the end of the season.
We fight for the least, but that’s the situation. There are two goals, but the most important thing is to be in the Champions League this season.