Xavi Hernandez singles Gavi for special praise

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FC Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has reserved some special for young midfielder Gavi after the side's win over Sevilla.

The Catalan giants maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium on Saturday night.

Raphinha got his first goal for the club, while Robert Lewandowski and Erica Garcia also got on the score-sheet as Barcelona moved up to second spot.

Read: Barca thrash Sevilla to move second

“It doesn’t surprise me, I see him train every day”, Xavi said, as per Marca.

“It’s down to hard work, discipline and heart.

“He was the best player in the game, because of his intensity, fight, passing, high pressing – he has heart in his legs.”

Xavi also praised Lewandowski, who says does a lot more than just score goals.

“Pedri and Gavi have worked very well. It was a very physical game and the midfield had to work hard, as well as the wingers,” he added.

”I know what Ousmane is capable of, I like the way he plays, in attack, how he works in defense, he is supportive, everyone at the top helps. Robert also works a lot.

“It’s not just the goal, it’s how he drops balls, controls, decides... how he orders high pressure. He’s a fantastic player. He helps us a lot. He has leadership. He helps everyone. He’s a winner. Humble. It’s great to have him on the team.”

Check out Barca's highest-paid players for the 22/23 season!

9. Raphinha - £201 472 a week
9. Raphinha - £201 472 a week
2. Sergio Busquets – £354 591 a week
2. Sergio Busquets – £354 591 a week
6. Ansu Fati – £224 842 a week
6. Ansu Fati – £224 842 a week
3. Jordi Alba – £335 733 a week
3. Jordi Alba – £335 733 a week
7. Ousmane Dembele – £221 619 a week
7. Ousmane Dembele – £221 619 a week
1. Frenkie de Jong – £470 156 a week
1. Frenkie de Jong – £470 156 a week
4. Robert Lewandowski – £302 208 a week
4. Robert Lewandowski – £302 208 a week
10. Jules Kounde – £201 472 a week
10. Jules Kounde – £201 472 a week
5. Miralem Pjanic – £251 760 a week
5. Miralem Pjanic – £251 760 a week
8. Franck Kessie – £218 235 a week
8. Franck Kessie – £218 235 a week