"I know Zidane very well and I'm sure he will succeed"
In Qatar, Xavi Hernández talked about the importance of Luis Enrique in FC Barcelona's great performance in an interview for EFE agency. The midfielder highlighted the importance of the physical work. Xavi also talked about Arda Turan, Aleix Vidal and about Real Madrid's new coach, Zinedine Zidane.
Change of Barça with Luis Enrique
"Since last year, they are working in the physical aspects in a very good way. The team have improved in this aspect. He is really demanding, with himself and with the others. He is a straightforward and professional person."
"FC Barcelona has now more players able to play in two different ways. They can have the ball with the possession but now they can also have the chance to counterattack, something they do really well."
"Neymar, Luis Suárez and Messi are amazing. They don't need much playmaking. The three alone are able to create offensive actions. And behind them we find an amazing team: Busquets, Piqué, Alba, Rakitic, Alves..."
"We [FC Barcelona] have the best forward in the world, or even the best in history. In Qatar I watch Bayern, Madrid and many European teams, but right now FC Barcelona are the best team in the world. This team makes you enjoy."
Aleix Vidal and Arda
"They both have talent. They have learnt Barça's system really fast. They have been 6 months without playing, a long time, but they started with power!"
"I recently talked with him, in Paris. We always talk about soccer. I know him really well and I'm sure he will succeed. He is a big icon of soccer and Real Madrid will always fight for the title, for sure."