Xavi: If Barca Win Clasico, Real Will Be Out Of Title Race
Xavi: If Barcelona Win El Clasico, Real Madrid Will Be Out Of Title Race
FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez believes Real Madrid will be out of the La Liga title race if the Catalan club win in El Clasico on Saturday.
The Spanish rivals will do battle on Saturday afternoon at the Santiago Bernabéu, a game which Xavi believes could make or break Real’s hopes of winning the league title.
"Valverde has made them look more like a team, the signings are doing well and everything more or less is positive," he said, according to Marca.
"Barcelona are solid and they are well placed to win (the Clasico) which would practically rule Madrid out of contention for the title.
"Madrid are not playing so well but they have more confidence now since the Club World Cup. Valverde has given them attacking football, they pressure well and they aim to always have the ball.
"We will see how Madrid play and at times they are fine not having the ball while Barcelona will want to dominate definitely."
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