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Xavi Urges Fan Support Ahead of Barcelona’s Crucial Champions League Showdown Against FC Porto

4 December, 2023

Barcelona’s manager, Xavi, has rallied the club’s supporters as they gear up for a pivotal UEFA Champions League encounter against FC Porto, emphasizing the significance of fan backing ahead of the crucial fixture on November 28.

The Catalan giants, initially cruising through their group with three consecutive victories, hit a roadblock after a recent setback against Shakhtar Donetsk, halting their assured progress towards the Round of 16. The impending showdown against Porto now assumes immense importance for Barcelona’s aspirations in the tournament. Follow your favourite Champions League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet. 

Addressing the press, Xavi highlighted the critical nature of the upcoming match, expressing the team’s determination to secure a vital win. “It’s a very important, vital game for us. It’s up to us to be first. We need the fans,” the Barcelona boss remarked, underscoring the necessity of fan support for the team’s success.

Emphasizing the significance of the supporters’ presence, Xavi stressed the impact of a united fan base, especially during challenging times: “It’s essential that the fans are there. It’s important that they are with the team.”

Barcelona enters this crucial fixture following a draw against Rayo Vallecano, a match that Xavi believed should have ended in their favor. Despite recent stumbling blocks, Xavi affirmed the cohesion within the squad, citing unity and confidence in their approach.

“Lately, things aren’t going our way, but the Vallecano game was there to be won,” Xavi remarked, acknowledging missed opportunities. He highlighted the team’s improved aggression in the second half and expressed contentment with the squad’s commitment to the game plan.

In the face of recent poor results, Xavi revealed unwavering support from club president Joan Laporta and sporting director Deco. He emphasized the belief and confidence from both men in the ongoing project at Barcelona, affirming a strong collaborative understanding.

“I feel supported by the club in every way. They believe in the project, they know how we work. I feel total confidence,” Xavi affirmed, highlighting the united front and shared vision between the management and himself. Get the latest updates from the Champions League only on Nextbet Sports