Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez says his side are not favorites for the 2022-23 La Liga title but admits they can win any title at their disposal.
The Catalan giants enjoyed a productive weekend, with their 3-0 win at home to Sevilla following a shock 1-0 defeat to rivals Real Madrid away in Mallorca.
Barca are now eight points clear at the top of the table while also progressing to the knockout rounds of the Europa League play-offs and the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey, with Xavi hoping his side can continue to compete in many fronts this season.
“I see myself as a candidate to win the league, but the favorite is always the defending champion. It’s Madrid and we can’t lower the intensity at any moment. This team has the capacity to win every title we are competing for. But we can’t just say it, we have to show it. Words mean nothing. There have been crazy comebacks in La Liga before. We must avoid it at all costs. I still don’t think we are favorites for La Liga. It’s only February and we have tough games ahead. Euphoria is beautiful, but we have to be careful,” said the Blaugrana coach.
Barcelona will be back in action next Sunday against Villarreal, starting at 21:00.