Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has cautioned Chelsea that they would face the best team on the planet when the two clubs meet during the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge.
Were enjoying the title of the best team in the world,which is not a label we put on ourselves,but it is a level we have reached on the pitch, The Sun quoted Xavi,as saying.
Every Barcelona fan knows what it took for us to get here. Years without titles,with great efforts,but without reward, he added.
Barcelona are well placed on course to become the first team to retain their Champions League title.
We cant stop. We dont want to stop,neither the players nor the people that support us. We are enjoying a golden era with exquisite football and spectacular victories,achieving feats that had never been reached,like winning two Club World Cups, Xavi said.
Behind all this there is a united dressing room,made up of people who grew up in this club and feel it is their home. We feel the colors of this club more than anyone and we live the dream of our lives,with a group of enthusiastic coaches and we preparing us so that we always give the best of ourselves, he said.