Madrid have a winning gene and Barca are asleep, says Xavi

Barcelona great Xavi slammed the LaLiga giants for falling asleep amid Real Madrid’s European dominance. Madrid claimed a third consecutive Champions League title on Saturday, beating Liverpool 3-1 in the final in Kiev. Barcelona, meanwhile, secured the LaLiga crown for the third time in four seasons during 2017-18.

“Madrid have a winning gene and Barca have fallen asleep.They have been dormant for years with signings and that takes its toll,” he told the media.

Xavi also pointed to Madrid’s luck in the Champions League, the latest of which was Mohamed Salah’s injury and Loris Karius’ errors in the final.

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