Mourinho has been happy to take both Barca and the Catalan press head on since taking charge of Real.
Xavi told Suddeutsche Zeitung: “Mourinho is a real winner and he does whatever it takes to get good results. People often think that his comments disturb us, but that’s not the case.
“His words are even motivating us and work to our advantage. Catalans are pretty quiet by nature and Mourinho’s comments keep us on our toes.”