Xavi sees fierce competition

Xavi sees fierce competition

The FC Barcelona midfielder says there are a lot of reasons to think things are going well in the young season

Xavisays theyearis off to a great start under new coach LuisEnrique."There are lots ofreasons tothinkthat things aregoing well.We are solidindefence, we'replaying well, and we've gotfierce competition," he saidTuesdayafternoon in his hometown of Terrassa, Spain.There,he andformer Barça playerandcoachJohan Cruyffhaveopeneda fieldforgroups at risk ofsocial exclusion.The midfieldersaid that, for now,they are "on the right track." He saidthat thingshave gone wellfrom the start, even as the teamhave undergonechanges.

I am working hard, I feel good, and I'm having fun.

On hispersonal situationhe repeatedwhat he said at the start of theseason:"I'm trainingat 100%.I said I would do whatever the team need.I am workinghard, I feel good,and I'm having fun."

Xavi has started the last two La Liga matches against Granada(6-0)andRayoVallecano(0-2).Healso spokeofthe importance of being atop the table heading into the match at Real Madrid.

He was also askedaboutLuis Suarez. Xavi said Suarez was "trainingvery well.The problem ishe can't play, so the twointernational matches will be really good for him. He's a great playerandhe'll give usa loton offense."

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