Xavi laments Barcelona’s errors in an expensive draw. Xavi criticized his team after a 3-3 draw with Inter that all but assured Barcelona’s elimination from the Champions League. Barcelona scored late to tie Inter at home despite having a 1-0 lead, therefore preventing two seasons of Champions League knockout matches. Xavi gave his team’s performance an honest assessment following the game.
In his post-game press conference, he admitted that his club would be eliminated from the competition if they were unable to defeat Inter at home. The previous season, we didn’t have enough, but this year, we did. This time, we made a mistake. According to Xavi, the team’s head coach, the match between Barcelona and Inter in the UEFA Champions League group stage should be treated like a championship game.
Xavi expressed his deep disappointment, unhappiness, upset, and rage. I have to be hard on ourselves because we don’t deserve to be in the Champions League. Even if it hurts, it is the truth. The second goal by Robert Lewandowski that resulted in the 3-3 tie means that Barcelona still has a chance to move on to the round of 16.
However, Barcelona is banking on Simone Inzaghi’s squad to lose distance, which doesn’t seem realistic, with Bayern Munich visiting Barcelona in group C’s next match and Inter hosting the pointless Viktoria Plzen. The Blaugrana must immediately get themselves together because the first Clasico of the season, a top-of-the-table battle, will take place on Sunday at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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