Xavi, with a serious gesture during Almería-Barça (1-0)


Xavi, more self-critical than ever with Barça: "It was the worst game of the season"

Published:26/02/2023 - 21:59h

Updated:26/02/2023 - 21:59h

Xavi Hernández did self-criticism after the 'stumbling block' of FC Barcelona against Almería (1-0). The culés added their second defeat in the league in which the Egarense coach considers the worst performance of his team in 2022/23

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The FC Barcelona left to escape an opportunity of gold to sentence LaLiga in the Stadium of the Games of the Mediterranean, falling of surprising form in front of an Almería that added three defeats to the thread (1-0). A so much of Bilal Touré sufficed to the venues to remain with the three points in a party in where the culés alone had a finish to door. After the party, Xavi Hernández did not doubt in apologising to the fans by which considered "the worst party of the season".

"I have not understood the first part. It is necessary to be honest, have failed. Perhaps we have noticed the tiredness and the European elimination, but if we want to win LaLiga have to change the chip and change a lot of things", said the one of Terrassa in the press conference post party. For the Barça is the second fall of the tournament and the second successive after the fall the Thursday in front of the Manchester United.

In this sense, the technician egarense threw of self-criticism, signalling the fault of attitude of his players like the main manager of the defeat of the Sunday. "It is necessary to put more win, more illusion, was the perfect day not to fail. I blame me to me the first, have failed and therefore it is necessary to apologise to the fans. It is necessary to do self-criticism. Have a good cushion in the League because we have done the things very up to now, but it is necessary to change the chip already", commented the trainer culé.

Likewise, Xavi recognised his error for demanding a corner to the referee Ortiz Arias, protest that deserved him a yellow card that will prevent him be present next Sunday in front of the Valency by suspension. "Also it is mine fault see the cards because I am competing and protest when I do not have to, but for this are the yellow. Now I begin of zero", explained the egarense.

Xavi, optimistic for what comes

Further of the defeat, the Boat keeps on being leader with comfort in the table with 59 points, seven more than the Real Madrid. The Thursday will come the first Classical by the semis of Glass and the míster called to the calm and to happen the page, as still there are two titles at stake where the culés have to 'shot' the possibility to add a pair of trophies more this season, with LaLiga like priority.

"We will raise us, we will compete, but the people thinks that go to win LaLiga of form sobrada and no. We are competing against the Madrid, current champion of League and of Champions, and goes us to cost. It is necessary to put him more intensity, more rhythm, what has been missing us in the first part, definitely the worst of the season", puntualizó the trainer blaugrana.

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