Xavi, the manager of Barcelona, has set an initial goal for his squad to qualify from the Champions League group stage.
The La Liga champions begin their season against Royal Antwerp after a 5-0 win over Real Betis.
However, Xavi remains cautious ahead of the European showdown, recalling the club’s failure to advance from the group stages in the previous two seasons.
Speaking to reporters ahead of their Champions League opener, Xavi said, “The players are very enthusiastic, but we must not have an obsession. We must be ourselves and impose our personality. The goal for now is to pass the group stage, then we will talk.
“Last year, in Europe, we were good in terms of play but not in results. Now we have strengthened ourselves and we have to show that we can compete and fight for it.”