If Barcelona win without playing well, we’re not happy: Xavi on differences with Real Madrid

If Barcelona win without playing well, we're not happy: Xavi on differences with Real Madrid

Barcelona’s Europa League campaign continues on Thursday, with the Blaugrana set to face Frankfurt in the second leg of their quarter-final, yet Xavi has reiterated to fans that the team isn’t happy even if they win by playing poorly.

The Spanish coach was asked about the difference in styles between his team and that of Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid.

“We’re driven by Barcelona’s history, not by Real Madrid’s,” Xavi explained in his pre-match press conference.

“Our history was set over the last 40 years, when Johan Cruyff came here.

“He set a standard to win by playing well, if we’re not doing that then we aren’t happy, that’s how we Catalans are, I don’t know what it’s like in Madrid, I haven’t lived there and don’t know their idiosyncrasies.”

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