Xavi concerned by player fatigue ahead of Old Trafford clash

Xavi is worried by game overload as they are playing regular games.

Xavi is concerned by player fatigue after Barcelona’s 2-0 home win over Cadiz.

La Blaugrana are the potential winner of La Liga this season as they have extended a growing title advantage to eight points ahead of Real Madrid with a straightforward victory at Camp Nou, thanks to goals from Sergi Roberto and Robert Lewandowski.

Xavi’s men will travel to Old Trafford for the important Europa League last 16 play-offs second leg and the Barcelona head coach made sweeping changes against Cadiz.

The Barca’s head opted to bring in six fresh faces on the night, with a host of second-half changes, to keep his players fresh. The former Spanish international is worried by game overload.

“Frenkie de Jong and Robert Lewandowski played more minutes. I think they have been playing a lot of minutes, that’s why I made the changes”, as per reports from Marca.

“The other day Pedri was injured and we can’t afford more injuries.

“Let’s prepare for Thursday’s game from tomorrow and see how tired they are.”

The contest is currently tied at 2-2, following a draw at Camp Nou last week, with Xavi expected to make more changes at Old Trafford.

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