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Xavi's wake-up call to the players before Bayern-Barça

Published:6/12/2021 - 08:42h

Updated:6/12/2021 - 11:55h

The defeat against Betis has been a great 'stick' for a Barça that disputes this Wednesday the most important match on a complicated field. Xavi has left a strong message in the locker room

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The FC Barcelona deserved more against the Real Betis, but paid the consequences of a fault of impressive goal and the -constant- defensive distractions. The clash against the 'verdiblancos' arrived in the previous of the 'final' in the Allianz Sand, split in which to the culés only costs him win to depend on yes same and classify to the eighth of final of the Champions League. They are many the doubts and bad feelings that left the Barça, but the trainer Xavi Hernández has wanted that the changing room happened the page immediately.

And it is that the big problem is that there is a calendar that does not give time to the rest or the replanteamiento of the parties. The technician egarense is forced to 'recover' to a staff that remained sunk after the varapalo in the Camp Nou and that is forced to win against a team that has turned into the worst enemy of the culés in the recent history. With all this in mind, Xavi understood that the message that had to give to the staff 'the day afterwards' had to be conclusive and motivator, but also with a called of attention.

The goal of Juanmi was a subject in which the ex of the To the-Sadd did upsetting in the session of training of the Sunday, as it explains 'ACE'. Xavi recalcó (also in press conference) that it was a played that had studied and that had seen in videos, by what did not explain the distraction in the marks of Sergiño Dest or Clément Lenglet. "It was a situation that had seen in videos and that have not known to resolve well", aimed to his players.

The problem is not only the action of the goal and the seguidilla of errors, but also what happens before. Xavi has underlined that the Barça has to improve "the moments of the pre goal, do a last pass, see the desmarque of the mate, find the pass body lines, do a good control, that would allow us play with more resources to mark", remembering that it is conscious that the team generates a lot of occasions of goal, but are not the sufficiently clear. And that is a big problem in this process of 'construction'.

In spite of this, Xavi is convinced of the capacities of his team and that, although the defeat is a step backwards, are in full growth and construction, reason by which expects positive things. Even in Munich. The trainer, always according to the before quoted source, wanted to transmit to his players a very optimistic message and remember them that deserved much more in the Camp Nou: "we Have been very upper the first twenty minutes and all the second part. Have to remain us with all the well that have done, that is a lot, and park right now the result, because alas no longer can change it".

Without margin of error

The Barça will travel to Munich with the intention to win. It is the only option to depend on yes same and obtain the note to the eighth of final of the Champions League. If it is not like this, it would be necessary to expect to what do the Benfica, home, against a Dynamo of Kiev that does not play at all. The lisboetas, if they win, force to the culés to do it. In this case, a tie would be useless for the ones of Xavi Hernández in Germany.

It is an extreme situation and that leaves to the culés to the limit. It is to win (or expect 'prick' of the Portuguese) or play the Europe League, something that, in addition to all the negative to sportive level, will leave very 'touched' the arks of the club, put the classification was foreseen in the budget of the club. A so much sportive blow like institutional... And that would damage even more the image of the Barça.

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