Xavi Hernandez has transformed FC Barcelona into a cohesive unit that is capable of taking on the biggest and best teams after less than six months in the job.
Under Xavi’s guidance, the Blaugrana have climbed back into the top three in La Liga whilst claiming the scalps of their closest rivals this term – Real Madrid and Sevilla.
And now, Dani Alves, a former teammate of Xavi’s and one of the Spaniard's current players at Barca, has revealed the secret to his manager's success: "Xavi's secret is to work hard. The only thing that has changed is that he is now a coach. His point of view is the same as when he was a player. We are working very hard."
Alves added: "With Xavi, it's the first time since I've been at Barça that the team are working hard on physical training."
Levante vs Barcelona
Barcelona will now face off with Levante in a La Liga clash on Sunday evening.
After Real Madrid picked up another win on Saturday, Barca’s slim hopes of making a late push for the La Liga title have gone up in smoke.
However, Xavi and co. are still no doubt eager to end the campaign on a high. For more information on the game, check out the links below: