By talkSPORT | Monday, April 23, 2012

Xavi warns Chelsea: Barcelona will fight to the end

Xavi has issued a warning to Chelsea that Barcelona will fight until the end to overturn their Champions League semi-final first-leg defeat.

The Catalan side are preparing for the game on the back of two defeats, a rarity for a side regarded as the best ever, and know that they can’t afford another slip-up if they are to book a place in May’s final.

But the veteran midfielder is confident Barca can pick themselves up in time to overturn the deficit and finish the season on a high.

“The league title might be lost, but we’ve got a cup final ahead, we’ve already won three titles and we can still reach the Champions League final,” Xavi said.

“Of the six competitions we were in this season, we still have the chance to come away with five – we are just missing the cup and the Champions League.

“We’ll keep fighting, because we know that it’s in our own hands to finish with a good season.”