"We have to score more goals, nothing more, the rest is very good"
MADRID, 26 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The coach of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, celebrated the great moment of play and confidence of Dembélé, a player who makes the difference in his team and who trusts that he continues to believe that he can do it, at the same time that he valued the good general momentum of the team after advancing to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey.
"He's matured a lot since we've been here, and then his speed is lethal. He makes the difference, he's a dagger. We give him confidence, we believe in him. He has tremendous potential. Today he played an extraordinary game. The ovation is Everything is positive for him. He has confidence and quality, we try to guide him to make the best decision," he said at a press conference, asked the club's negotiations when his continuity was not clear.
The French striker scored the winning goal against Real Sociedad and was the most destabilizing up front. "He's happy, I talk to him a lot. He's still one of the best in his position in the world. He has to believe it later. The most important thing for a Barça footballer is to have the mentality of saying 'I'm going to score the difference in the Barça' and this is not easy. This is what I believe that Dembélé has changed since we are here. He is a player who is maturing and that he continues believing it", affirmed.
"Most things are positive. After the goal we relaxed and that can't be. We are missing that aggressiveness in front of goal. We can't give away and even less in K.O. competitions. It's a good game for the team, after the goal we think that That's it", he added, putting the but in the lack of sentence.
Xavi insisted that Barça has been suffering at the end for several games. "It's my feeling, the game is complicated at the end. Moments that you have to kill the game. It's football too. We are in January where we wanted to be. The feelings are very positive. Things to improve: effectiveness and kill games. We have to score more goals, nothing more, the rest is very good", he finished.