Xavi Hernández tras la final de la Supercopa de España


"I apologize to the fans": Xavi's harshest speech at Barça

Published:14/01/2024 - 23:48h

Updated:14/01/2024 - 23:49h

Xavi Hernández has had to analyze FC Barcelona's defeat against Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup (4-1) and intoned his harshest speech since he arrived at the club in November 2021

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To the FC Barcelona touched him cross in the Supercopa of Spain and there are not excuses that 'justify' the poor performance of the team, that in any moment saw with capacity to trace back the result and that sucumbió in front of a Real Madrid that has known to take advantage of the errors of his rival to impose in Riad with an almost perfect party. Vinicius Jr And Rodrygo Goes 'dismissed' to a Barcelona group that did not know to answer to the adversities.

There is not justificativos in the Barça and has to be a defeat that serve like learning and that light the alarms for a change that was definite. Xavi Hernández has not had more 'remedy' that apologise to the fans by the peupérrima performance of his, entonando the most difficult speech that has had since it landed in the City Condal. It has not been only the defeat, but the form in which it arrives.

"Apologise to the fans. We have given the worst expensive. It is necessary to replace. I have lived a lot of defeats and have replaced us"

"By my head happens disappointment, sadness... It is the football and touches us the bitter face. Had illusion. It has gone out us the worst party of all. We have had option of recortar, but the 3-1 has put us badly the things again", began saying, aiming that the Real Madrid "has hurt us with his contras and transitions... Apologise to the fans. We have given the worst expensive. It is necessary to replace. I have lived a lot of defeats and have replaced us. The Barça will go back, will go back".

In the opinion of the trainer, this party has to serve of learning to "play and compete better. It is clear that they will be hard days and of criticisms, but it is necessary to accept them. We have not been to the level that required ", recognising in press conference that the team has not known how pose in a rival neither in defence, neither in the pressure, resumiendo that left him the very easy way to the Real Madrid.

The unforgivable errors of the Barça

Xavi has commented that it has been missing them "handle better the party, can not play like this a final. We were not well in defence, neither in the pressure, can not begin a final 2-0. Afterwards it came the goal of Robert, but has been missing us everything. It is a hard defeat, are got angry. We have showed one of the worst expensive of the season. We have to improve a lot of to win titles. It is necessary to ask pardon to the barcelonistas because it was a final, a Classical and were not as it is necessary to be".

Deepening in the errors of the Barça, has commented that "defensivamente do not stop the transitions with tactical faults, went two careers to our back, neither the high pressure was good and was a hard defeat. Like culé, am disappointed, have offered one of the worst expensive of the season, it is necessary to be very autocríticos. There was illusion and hope but is a disappointment, is not the image that has to offer the Boat, especially in a final".

The future of Xavi, at stake?

Xavi is convinced that the Barça will know resurgir of what today seem ashes: "I Am calm and very got angry and disappointed, have not given the face that required a final, but like culé, no like trainer. I have lived defeats very hard, but remains all the season, there are three titles, but for all. We will go back, we will go back, I am convinced", adding that "confidence there is, is clear, have showed the worst expensive in the worst possible stage, is a stray title, but it is necessary to do self-criticism. I follow believing in the project but it is necessary to do self-criticism".

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