Xavi singles out ‘extraordinary’ trio of Barca stars after Osasuna stalemate

Xavi singles out ‘extraordinary’ trio of Barcelona stars after Osasuna stalemate


Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has, on Sunday evening, reserved special praise for a trio of members of his squad.

Avila strikes late

The Blaugrana were of course back in action earlier today.

After seeing the club’s Champions League ambitions for the season brought to a definitive end by Bayern Munich in midweek, Xavi and co. turned their attentions back towards matters on the domestic front, in a La Liga meeting with Osasuna.

Unfortunately, however, when all was said and done, the Catalans were forced to face up to a 3rd-straight outing without victory.

Despite twice taking the lead in the clash courtesy of strikes from Nico and Abde, a lack of defensive solidity ultimately came back to bite Barca once more.

On the back of a sustained spell of pressure, Osasuna finally bagged what proved to be a decisive equaliser with 87 minutes on the clock, through Chimy Avila:


In turn, on the back of another disappointing result for the club, the atmosphere back in the Catalan capital on Sunday evening, understandably, is one of widespread concern.

But, as outlined above, post-match, one individual who was keen to focus on the positives from Barca’s latest outing was manager Xavi Hernandez.

More specifically, speaking to the media, the Blaugrana headmaster was eager to highlight the respective performances of a trio of up-and-coming members of his squad as nothing short of ‘extraordinary’:


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