Joan Laporta believes that Barcelona’s strong contingent of players in the Spain squad can help propel the national team to World Cup victory..
The 2010 champions are on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stage after a 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica and a 1-1 draw with Germany.
Young Barcelona midfielders Gavi and Pedri have stood out in the first two games, while Ferran Torres scored twice against Costa Rica.
Laporta expressed his pride in their performances, with the Barcelona president believing that head coach Xavi’s work at club level is responsible for Spain’s positive results..
“It’s fantastic, in my opinion. It gives Barcelona pride to see how the national team is performing and how our players are performing “He informed AS..
Spain’s head coach, Luis Enrique, has been able to shoulder all of the pressure, allowing the players to relax.
“He has taken a risk by betting on young players who are falling in love with the world, and it just so happens that the majority of them are from Barcelona.
“The success of Luis Enrique’s national team is also due to Xavi’s efforts in Barcelona, where he has the most players.
“For me, Spain, along with Brazil and France, are the tournament’s heavyweights.”
Spain plays Japan in their final group match, with a win confirming first place..
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