Former Barcelona star Hristo Stoichkov hailed Xavi’s work ahead of the Catalans
Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov paid attention in the derby against Real Madrid. The former Bulgarian footballer underlined the difference in behavior of the two teams in the moments leading up to the start of the match.
“I saw the two teams warming up and the faces were totally different. Some focused and others with laughter, jokes,” testified the former winger, in statements to ‘Onda Cero’.
Stoichkov also praised Xavi’s work and the way the Barcelona midfielder worked at the Santiago Bernabéu.
“Xavi’s message has reached the players and they play as if they were at home. Pedri won more balls than Real Madrid’s four midfielders. De Jong showed that when the team is good, he “There’s a lot of talent there. The three of them, up front, they worked hard. The game will be remembered for a long time. Xavi beat Ancelotti in everything,” he said.