Xavi talks about Napoli clash and drops Ousmane Dembele future hint

Barcelona will face Napoli on Thursday night.

The 1st leg at Camp Nou ended 1-1 between both teams and with the removal of away goals rule, Napoli needs to secure a win to move to the next round of the competition.

Coach Xavi explains how his team will approach the second-leg tie of this Europa League clash.

The manager said: “We will face it as if we had won 2-1 or 3-1. Napoli will do a lot of pressing, we will have to dominate the game, impose our game with possession of the ball.

“Napoli will have the stadium on their side, an important fan base, we have to follow with our system, with our style. We’re ready.”

He further added: “They will press high, we want to play in their half of the pitch. They will be a physical team, there will be confrontations for the ball. Napoli are at the level of the Champions League, in fact they are fighting for the Scudetto, so we will have to keep the ball.”

On Ousmane Dembele, he said: “I can see that he’s happy and acting like a professional. I’ve heard all sorts of things, but I can say that he\s trained hard even when he wasn’t called up.

“If he wasn’t a professional I wouldn’t play him, instead he gives something positive to the squad and will give a lot from now until the end of the season.”


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