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On the sidelines of Barcelona – Almeria, Xavi was asked about the draw for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The Catalan coach has great respect for Napoli. Nevertheless, he declared that his club had only one objective: to qualify for the quarter-finals. He spoke of the defensive nature of Walter Mazzarri’s team, and should be prepared to break through the Azzurri wall in the double-header.
“They are the reigning Italian champions, they haven’t won the title since Maradona’s time. They’re in a similar situation to us, even though last year’s coach is no longer here and now there’s Mazzarri, who’s more defensive. There are still two months to go, but we want to reach the quarter-finals,” Xavi told the press conference.