Xavi likes new Barcelona
Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez was thrilled with his side's winning performance against a tough Granada side last night.
Xavi was impressed with the way his team-mates were patient and persistent in a game which looked to be ending as a goalless draw. Barcelona were able to snatch two goals in the final three minutes of the tie with Xavi, who came on as a second half substitute, grabbing the first. Granada set up with a rigid defensive unit to try and neutralise Tito Villanova's men but last year's La Liga runner's up stuck to their guns and eventually changed into a more attacking 3-4-3 formation, which paid dividends to continue their fine start to the season. "Other seasons we wouldn't have won this match but tonight we did," he said. "This is what it means to have a winning team. Our record so far is perfect. 15 points out of 15, it's a good dynamic. "These three points against a well-organised team are very important. They were very disciplined and their goalkeeper Toño was spectacular. "The teams we come up against are closing themselves off at the back more and more and we need to be patient and attack in an organised manner and find the few spaces they leave us. This victory is due to our consistency and patience."