The Spanish International claimed that the current Spanish Champions are not unbeatable, and asked his team-mates to remain focused.
Xavi expressed that Barcelona are not completely dominant force in the world of football and can suffer defeat every once in a while. The midfielder maintained that even the current UEFA Champions League title holders can’t afford to lose concentration.
The World Cup winner was quite pleased with his side’s performance against Bayer Leverkusen and did not hold back his praise and appreciation for teammate Lionel Messi.
La Blaugrana managed a comfortable 7-1 victory over German Bundesliga outfit, Bayer Leverkusen, in the return leg of the pre-quarterfinal match, in the Champions League, on Wednesday. The match that took place at the Camp Nou saw the home team demolish
the visitors with an impeccable display of football.
Lionel Messi was the star of the night as he scored 5 goals on his own, becoming the first player in the Champions League to do so.
"Leo is incomparable, you cannot compare him with any other player, he makes the difference so many times and he is so deeply involved in the matches, when he does not score goals he makes assists," Xavi was quoted as saying by reporters.
However despite Wednesday night’s performance, Xavi insisted that the Spanish giants cannot afford to lose their head and must continue to perform as best as they can.
"We are not invincible; we are 10 points behind Madrid in La Liga. We will try to recover, but it does not depend on ourselves, it depends on Madrid."
The 32-year-old then went on to discuss the future of Barca’s manager, Pep Guardiola, at the club and stated that he wants him to stay.
"I do not want him to go, I want him to renew his contract and be with us for more years, he has given us order and trust. He is the key to make all this work he did very well when he saw that Messi could play as a No.9," stated the Spaniard.
Barcelona are currently 10 points behind Real Madrid, and are hoping for a miracle, in order to win La Liga this season.