Coach Xavi from FC Barcelona is great with great respect to the Europa League duel with Eintracht Frankfurt. “We did not have luck with the draw,” said 42-year-old before the quarter-final first leg on Thursday in the main metropolis: “It is undoubtedly a very complicated quarter-final. For them it is a centuries game. We have to file this motivation.”
The Club icon Xavi, who did not lose the last 13 games with the Catalans, highlighted the “unknown” in Spain “playing style of the Bundesliga club.
“We are not used to playing against such a system. They are very well organized and physically strong. The switching game must be highlighted. It will not be easy,” Xavi said.
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Frankfurt has numerous “top players” with Rafael Borre, Daichi Kamada or Jesper Lindström, said the World Champion of 2010, who won the Champions League four times as a player. He wanted to dominate the game “dominate through possession,” said Xavi and warned, “It would be a huge mistake to take the game on the light shoulder.”