FC Barcelona – Xavi devastated after Barça draw: “Then I’ll fail too”

FC Barcelona - Xavi devastated after Barça draw:

After the dramatic 3: 3 against Inter Milan, FC Barcelona’s end in the Champions League group stage is almost sealed, so coach Xavi’s reaction after the game was correspondingly sober.

“The Champions League has been cruel to us this season. We weren’t smart enough against Bayern Munich. Last week in Milan there were different circumstances, but this time there’s no reason to talk about the referees, it was defensive mistakes.” , explained the former midfield star self-critically.

After Ousmane Dembelé gave Barça the lead, Inter turned the game around after the break. Two late goals by Robert Lewandowski – Robin Gosens scored in between – still gave the Catalans a draw. However, Xavi made it clear: “If you don’t beat Inter at home, you don’t deserve to stay in the competition.”

While the quality was simply missing when we were out in the group phase last year to make it further, it was actually there now. “This time it was our mistakes. I’m very disappointed, sad, frustrated, angry. It hurts but it’s the truth: we don’t deserve to play in the Champions League, I have to be so self-critical.” Xavi also took the blame: “If the team fails, I fail too. It’s my responsibility.”



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