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Jordi Cruyff talks Gavi’s contract, Lewandowski, Xavi, defeat to Bayern Munich

Jordi Cruyff was present at the inauguration of Cruyff Court in Montornes del Valles and the son of late legend Johan Cruyff addressed several aspects of FC Barcelona.

To begin with, he said he was particularly impressed by the team’s performance against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Despite losing the game 2-0, the 48-year-old said that the players measured up to the standards. 

“It was a game to see where we were. The team measured up, showed their faces and showed that they are on the right track. There are actions that can happen and it is the Champions League. It is early to draw conclusions but the rivals say: what a team,” he was quoted as saying by Mundo Deportivo.

“Barcelona are showing character, mentality, hunger and desire to win. You can see it all the time.”

Adding to it, he did admit that the team must have “our feet on the ground and work knowing that we have good potential. The team competed well and we gave a sign that there is a team here,” he added.

“At Barça, the maximum is always demanded, in every season. We are a big club, the team is doing well and has competed well. The result has become very important lately but here we have a project and we need time. We are optimistic.”

Furthermore, the sporting director also said that the manager, Xavi, is particularly happy with the resources he has at his disposal. “Xavi is happy with the material he has, which gives him confidence.”

Meanwhile, Barcelona had their fair share of chances against Bayern and a certain Robert Lewandowski was uncharacteristically profligate in front of goal on Tuesday. Speaking about the missed opportunities, Cruyff said that it is all part of the game.

“It’s part of the job. There are days when you score four goals and others when you don’t score at all. I was sad but I’m looking forward to the next game.”

The 48-year-old also addressed Barcelona’s approach toward Gavi’s contract renewal. He said that the team never really had any…


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Author : Ash Reyna

Publish date : 2022-09-14 18:45:00

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