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Xavi says Champions League should not be an ‘obsession’ for Barcelona

The midfielder has some advice for his former club

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Xavi has offered his opinion on Barcelona and the Champions League and has told his former club not to become obsessed by winning the European Cup.

The legendary midfielder won the tournament four times with the Catalan giants, but they have failed to taste success in the competition since his last victory in 2015.

Barcelona have seen recent seasons overshadowed by their failures in Europe, but Xavi reckons becoming fixated on the Champions League is not good for the club.

“I don’t think the Champions League should be an obsession for Barcelona, It should simply be seen as a challenge, a goal, but nothing more than that. If you obsess over something then it actually becomes counterproductive.”

Source | Marca

The Spanish champions have suffered in the competition in the last two years in particular, enduring painful defeats at Roma and then Liverpool.

However, they remain one of the favourites to win the Champions League and much will be expected from the club in Europe this season.

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