Barcelona head coach Xavi feels that the Champions League group containing his team, Bayern Munich, and Inter is the toughest that the Blaugranas have faced in two decades.

Speaking in a press conference, as reported by FCInterNews, the coach gave the view that the Catalan giants have never had to face as difficult a group stage as they are with both Bayern and the Nerazzurri.

Inter will have felt that they were given the “group of death” for this season’s Champions League group stage, which both German champions Bayern Munich and summer big spenders Barcelona among the favourites for the competition this season.

However, it is not just the Nerazzurri who will be worried, as both of their main opponents will have been disappointed to have such formidable competition competing for just two spots in the knockout phases.

Viktoria Plzen are also not to be discounted to take points off of any of the bigger-name trio, whilst the head-to-head matches should all prove to be key.

Xavi said that “We’ll try to beat any opponent. We got a very difficult group, perhaps the most difficult of the last ten or twenty years.”

“We’ll have to do very well to get to the second round,” he continued, “but our hope is very great and that’s what we are working with. The goal is to get out of the group, and it will be a big challenge.”