Barcelona star explains why Barca play better under Xavi

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Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez has done well since his appointment as Barcelona manager.

Xavi took over from Dutchman Ronald Koeman, and his appointment saw Barca climb from being outside the top four to a second place finish in the La Liga.

Xavi Hernandez changed the playing style of the team to a more expansive style.

Speaking to The Guardian, Pedri admitted that the freedom afforded to Barcelona’s midfielders has helped him reach the level he is at today.

Pedri has claimed that Barca play the perfect football under Xavi.

“I would try to play my game wherever I was, but it’s true that I would suffer more elsewhere,” Pedri said when asked if Barcelona are his perfect club.

“Some clubs are satisfied with winning, however they do it. Barcelona wants to win but to do it playing the ball, creating chances, with this idea. I like this football more.

“Xavi has a very clear idea, model: he is very clear about what each of us have to do: the inside midfielders have to be between the lines, the ball moved from one side to the other.

“The things he did when he played – and it was spectacular watching him – he tries to inculcate in us.

“The interiores have to hold our position. If you get out of position, then when you lose the ball you can’t press the way you need to: you won’t get there. He also wants the interiores to turn, face the opposition goal.”