The turning point: Xavi commented on Barcelona’s departure from the Champions League
MOSCOW, 9 Dec – The head coach of Spanish football club “Barcelona” Xavi, after the defeat to the German “Bavaria” in the Champions League match, said that for the players this game should be a turning point and the beginning of a new era.
On Wednesday, Barcelona lost to Bayern on the road in the final round of the Champions League group stage with a score of 0: 3 and lost their chances of reaching the 1/8 finals of the tournament. Barcelona last did not qualify for a UEFA Champions League group in 2000. The Blue Garnet will play for the first time in their history in the Europa League (in the UEFA Cup, which was the predecessor of the Europa League, Barcelona played for the last time in the 2003/04 season).
“They were better, we tried to press high, take the ball away from them, but they won us over. I told the players that this is the beginning of a new era, that we must demand more of ourselves, and this match should be a turning point for collaboration and change dynamics, and many other things. The Europa League is our reality. I am furious, I am very upset. Today we will start from scratch. And we will work to get the club where it deserves to be, “said Xavi, who is quoted as saying Sport.es.
Barcelona President Joan Laporta stressed that the entire club must work together to get out of the crisis.
“Now more than ever, we all have to row in the same direction, the players have done everything they could, and even more. Mundo Deportivo.