The 32-year-old Barcelona midfielder Xavi has said that he believes that the current season could be another historic season for the club. Barcelona have enjoyed tremendous success in the last four years, but their best year came in the inaugural season of the former manager Guardiola. They managed to win six trophies in the first season of Guardiola back in 2009. They managed to win the la Liga title and the Champions league title amongst a host of other trophies in that single year. Xavi does not see a reason why the achievement cannot be matched again this season.
Barcelona have been brilliant under the new management of Tito Vilanova. The only recently managed to lose their first match in the league. As a result, they sit proudly 15 points ahead of their arch rivals Real Madrid and are the clear favourites to lift the la Liga title this season. They have been drawn against the Italian club AC Milan in the last 16 stage of the Champions League. Given the recent troubles for the Italian club, Barcelona are the clear favourites to progress to the next round. Yet, Xavi has said that Barcelona should not be overconfident when it comes to facing Milan because they are a tough team at the San Siro.
“The team is very competitive and we want to do well in every competition. We’d like to win the lot but we have to watch our step. The talent is there for sure [to have another historic year], but we need luck to be on our side too. They’re a tough side. They keep it tight at the back and they’ve always made life very hard for us defensively. San Siro is not an easy place to go to either because the fans are very passionate,” said Xavi.