Alves and Xavi training on Wednesday. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

Xavi Hernández spoke at a press conference on Wednesday about his first week back at work. Here we select ten of his most revealing comments.

1. “I wasn’t here, but Tito Vilanova encouraged us to do the best we can. I hope he gets better soon”.

2.There’s a positive mood. Tata Martino is transmitting his winning spirit”.

3. “Martino has told us to regain our intensity, to work on bringing the ball out, to improve pressure on the opposition’s half ... concepts we have unknowingly been losing”.

4.We are as eager as ever, we’ll adapt to him as he will to us”.

5.The team is working hard and keen to carry on making history”.

6. “Good footballers can always adapt. Messi and Neymar will benefit each other”.

7.Cesc looks relaxed, he’s very motivated about working with the group and there’s nothing else to say on the matter”.

8.Sergi Roberto can get forward, he doesn’t give the ball away and works hard on his defending. His fitness is extraordinary”.

9. "I am a big Barça fan and always want what’s best for the Club. I am sorry to see situations like the one surrounding the comments made by Guardiola and Tito, but they’re inevitable”.

10. "I think Madrid have signed well. They’ll be as competitive as ever".

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