FC Barcelona: Xavi’s reaction after his first defeat against Betis

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After suffering his first defeat as a coach of FC Barcelona, ​​this Saturday against Betis (0-1), Xavi underlined the injustice of this result for his players. While believing that the Blaugrana fans had something to be proud of after this game at Camp Nou.

After 4 matches directed on the bench of FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernandez is already no longer undefeated. Blame it on a defeat conceded this Saturday, against the course of the game, against Real Betis (0-1) at Camp Nou, on the occasion of the 16th day of the Bundesliga. Overall dominating in the game, the Blaugranas were surprised on the other hand by the players of Manuel Pellegrini, and the very good entry into the game from Ousmane Dembélé was not enough to make the difference.

At a press conference, just after this poor performance relegating Barça to seven units behind his opponent of the day and therefore 4th place synonymous with qualification in the Champions League, the 41-year-old Spanish technician first underlined the fact that the scenario of this part was cruel to his team. “We need to dominate these games more and be more like the team we were in the second half. It’s a shame not to take a single point, we have earned it. “ Xavi then pointed out the naivety of his men in the face of cons, which were however part of the threats examined against the Verdiblancos.

“A feeling of pride” to have for Barça supporters, according to Xavi

“We have to work hard to stop the blocks we suffer, to avoid loss of ball and to make mistakes. When the team was at its best, the goal against us came. We had worked on the transitions. Today is too severe a punishment. We can’t concede the goal we made, we have to be smarter and stop the game ”, continued the Iberian, before tackling a somewhat surprising statement vis-à-vis the Catalan fans and the performance of his Barça.

“It’s Barça and here there are always finals. This worries me because we don’t like to lose. There are times when you win without deserving it and today it was the other way around. We are producing play, but we have to be more aggressive in attack. We were strong in defense, except on the counterattack. When we have those good minutes in the second half, that’s when we have to kill the game. Can Barça fans leave the game with a sense of pride? I think so. “ It remains to be seen what the aficionados of Barça think, summoned to react on Wednesday, on the lawn of Bayern Munich. Because survival in the Champions League of Culés depends on it. Xavi, who confided that his players “Will have to fight like animals to try to reach the round of 16”, is in any case aware of it.

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