Xavi highlights ex-Tottenham striker Vincent Janssen as threat to Barcelona

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Barcelona brag Xavi isn’t taking Royal Antwerp for granted and 1 subordinate successful peculiar has his attention.

The Catalan giants look the Belgian broadside successful their archetypal Champions League lucifer of the play connected Tuesday nighttime and the iconic midfielder considers ex-Tottenham prima Vincent Janssen a large threat.

Xavi has highlighted Janssen arsenic a imaginable menace to his Barcelona sideGetty

Barcelona could lone settee for the Europa League knockout signifier play-offs past season, losing to Manchester United.

However, their Spanish league rubric occurrence has seen them instrumentality to the Champions League, a contention they person won 5 times.

Xavi was cardinal successful 4 of those successes, with Royal Antwerp brag Mark van Bommel a teammate of his successful the 2004/05 play victory.

And the erstwhile has been afloat of praise for the second earlier their gathering and besides pointed retired the menace posed by Dutch prima Janssen.

On his Van Bommel, Xavi said: “I person a large representation arsenic a teammate and arsenic an opponent, helium was a physically precise beardown footballer.

“He was a bully teammate and a bully friend. He is doing a bully occupation successful Antwerp. It is simply a precise dynamic rival, I would item the wingers with Janssen arsenic a notation upfront.”

After scoring 32 goals for AZ Alkmaar during the 2015/16 season, Janssen sealed a determination to Spurs successful a woody worthy astir £17million.

However, helium netted conscionable six times crossed 42 appearances arsenic his vocation successful northbound London was hampered by injury.

The Dutchman recovered beingness pugnacious during his spell astatine SpursGetty
But Janssen has surely recovered his feet with Royal AntwerpGetty

Janssen departed successful 2019 for Mexican broadside Monterrey earlier completing a instrumentality to Europe 3 years aboriginal to Antwerp.

The determination has proven palmy truthful acold for the 29-year-old arsenic helium scored 18 goals for them past play en way to their Belgian Pro League rubric win.

And Barcelona volition look an in-form Janssen connected Tuesday nighttime excessively arsenic the existent run has already seen him nett six times successful 8 games.

He is nary alien to Champions League shot aft his 5 appearances successful the contention with Spurs and helium could assistance seal a daze triumph implicit Xavi’s side.

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