The FC Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández, assured that he is very sad about the team’s result and took responsibility for the defeat
The technical director of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández affirmed this Sunday that Real Madrid “beat them in maturity and knowing how to compete”, and also took responsibility for the result.
With goals from the French attacker Karim Benzema, the Uruguayan Fede Valverde and the Brazilian Rodrygo Goes, Madrid beat the Barça team 3-1, and was visibly superior throughout the match.
“We are in a negative dynamic and we have to change it as soon as possible. The feeling is that we had chances, but it’s not enough. More things have to be done and that’s why I’m very sad”, said Xavi, at a press conference.
Barcelona improved its image, play and offensive performance following the entry in the 58th minute of Gavi, Jordi Alba and Ferrán Torres, who replaced Raphinha, Sergio Busquets and Alejandro Balde.
“I am the most responsible. Never in life will it happen that it targets the players. I’m on the ship captaining the players and maybe it’s my mistake to convey the concepts. What has happened are misconceptions. Soccer is a game of mistakes, you have to minimize them and we haven’t done it”, he pointed out.
“We are a team under construction but we have to mature to compete at this level. Real Madrid has a good project and that is why it has been winning for several years”, pointed out the Catalan coach, who assured that the defeat at the Bernabéu “is three points but the misfortune was last Wednesday with the draw against Inter” which left them practically out of the Champions League.
“The season is long and you have to be strong, keep believing and keep working,” he said.
“The positive note is that the changes improved us and we were able to make it 2-2 without having a good game. We had moments to get something positive out of here. Real Madrid has beaten us in terms of maturity and knowing how to compete. We have competed worse than the rival, they compete very well and know what to do at all times. It’s a more mature team right now,” he commented.
“When the result does not arrive, you have to analyze why. We will improve things and we will be self-critical from the coaching staff, “he concluded.
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