arcelona coach Xavi recognises it’s all or nothing on Wednesday night against Champions League opponents Bayern Munich.
Barca need to defeat unbeaten Bayern Munich in their own backyard, but Xavi doesn’t believe they’ll need a miracle to do so.
The Blaugrana’s task is certainly a big one as the German champions have looked unstoppable in Europe this season, but the Catalan coach believes his team can beat anyone.
“It’s in our own hands and we’ll give it everything we’ve got. After the game, we’ll see,” said Xavi in his pre-match press conference.
“I don’t see it as a miracle.
“It’s one game and we can beat any opponent.”
Of course, Xavi is aware that Bayern aren’t just any opponent and Barcelona will have to be at their best to get anything in the Allianz Arena.
“We have to be patient,” said Xavi.
“This [process] isn’t overnight.
“[On Wednesday] we have a test against an opponent who have been better than us in our last meetings.”
The other game in the Group E, where Benfica host Dynamo Kiev, could also have a big say in Barcelona’s post-Christmas European destiny. If Benfica fail to win, it doesn’t matter what happens in Munich, but Xavi prefers not to think about that.
“If we don’t win, we’re depending on that game,” said Xavi.
“I want to think that it’s more important to rely on ourselves than on others.”