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Xavi against complete overhaul at Barcelona

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Xavi's not keen on drastic changes at Barcelona (©GettyImages)
Xavi's not keen on drastic changes at Barcelona (©GettyImages).

Despite winning a fourth La Liga title in five years, there have been calls for dramatic changes at Barca.

This comes after the club slumped to an embarrassing 7-0 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.

Xavi acknowledged the need for change, but doesn't think a complete overhaul is necessary.

Talking to reporters, the Spanish international said: "At key moments this season we have not reached our peak and I am in favour of chaining things up.

"But just because it seems that we are in a bad situation does not mean that we have to change the whole team. We are in a good moment."

Xavi suggested the Catalan giants are now expected to deliver success year in year out, and the weight of expectation can't be under-estimated. 

"We have set the bar so high that it now seems that winning league titles is just what we do. But it's very difficult to win a title every year," he continued.

This year's title is Xavi's seventh with the club he's spent his entire career, a career he speaks of with immense pride.

"I never could have imagined winning so many titles. I am proud and happy to have seven league titles. They are all important to me."

Barca can equal the record for most points in a La Liga season (100) with victory in their remaining two games and Xavi is hopeful the success can continue.

"We have been successful with our philosophy and I hope that it lasts. I hope to maintain this high level of performance over the last three years of my contract."

 

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