FC Barcelona secures second place in LaLiga

Xavi Hernández during the match against Getafe / FC BARCELONA

Barcelona tied 0-0 in an away match against Getafe and has secured 2nd place in LaLiga. After the final whistle, Xavi, Busquets and Puig all spoke with the press.

Here is what Xavi Hernández had to say after the match:

On the season

“Remembering our position back in November, it is aa great feat. For Barça it is not enough and next season we know that more will be demanded of us. We have to plan now and we don’t have much time. We are going up against the clock to plan and to decide things.”

Regarding their objectives

“The goal was to qualify for the Super Cup, finish second, and we’ve covered that. Looking back on November, December, January, we can be happy. Not so much by our style of play. We played better in the first part, but we have lacked in generating possibilities.”

On the match

“The objective was to win the game, against Getafe from the first half. In the second half they didn’t attack anymore. We lacked the final pass, we need to have more faith. It’s true that Getafe didn’t put too much pressure on us, but we needed that point to secure our goal.”

On the next season

“If the economic situation is good, I am optimistic, but we will wait. The economic situation is still unclear, but we must be competitive. Next year we have to try to compete for titles from the start.”

Regarding Baldé’s performance

“He has played very well, with personality joining the attack but he has also been good in defense.”

Regarding the summer transfer market

“Now it’s time to set priorities. We will speak with all the players and we will be straight forward with them. We are going to try to make the best possible team to win titles again.”

First team captain, Sergio Busquets, also expressed his point of view:

On the season and their difficulties

“It is clear that it has been a very difficult season. There have been a lot of changes and injuries. Being consistent was an issue for us. On the bright side, finishing second gives us access to more income.”

Regarding next season

“Winning takes a lot. The objective is to be in the fight, project a positive image and improve the situation of the club. It all goes together. Everything has to be done correctly and hopefully we can fight for titles next year.”

“Knowing the financial handicap, we hope to have a competitive team next season.”

Finally, Riqui Puig, also gave a few words after the match:

On finishing second

“This second place has a little taste of glory. In December we would have all been delighted with this result, we can be satisfied.”