Barcelona coach Xavi has provided his verdict on World Cup 2022 to date and admits he’s been impressed by Spain.
La Roja opened up their marketing campaign in Qatar by hammering Costa Rica 7-0 which Xavi thinks was the very best efficiency of the event to date.
“Spain is the staff that has performed the very best, maybe together with England within the first recreation, though England then solely managed a draw towards the US,” he stated.
“Spain are on the highest degree proper now. I additionally appreciated Brazil and France, however Spain confirmed a superiority that has not but been seen in another staff,” added the Barça coach in Doha.
Luis Enrique’s facet now face a troublesome take a look at towards Germany. Hansi Flick’s facet misplaced their opening recreation towards Japan and Xavi says they’ll be beneath stress to get a consequence.
“Spain have to indicate the character they’d on the primary day,” he stated.
“Will probably be a fair recreation, each will need the ball. Will probably be an essential battle, however Germany begin with rather more stress than Spain.”
Germany don’t have the very best document towards Spain. Die Mannschaft have received solely one in every of their final seven towards La Roja and have been thrashed 6-0 when the groups final met in 2020.