Xavi defends his side despite their defeat
Xavi claims that Barcelona didn’t deserve to lose against Real Betis.
had not defeated since
arrival until their home clash againstReal Betis
in La Liga in a game that their head coach insists that they didn’t deserve to lose.
The Catalans sit 13 points behindReal Madrid
with this defeat, but their manager insists that they had a good performance and they were unlucky.
“I think when the team was at its best, we conceded the goal,”
Xavi said post-match in comments carried byMarca
. “We have to stop those counter-attacks. They’re the moments where we have to be more tactical. We knew about Betis’ transitions.
“We had 20-25 very good minutes, and it’s a shame, too much of a punishment for the game we played. It’s a defeat that hurts, especially at home. But this is football. Just as we suffered at Villarreal and won, today the opposite has been the case.
“We have to be more Barcelona in the second half and stop those counter-attacks. The team didn’t deserve to lose. These are finals for Barcelona. I don’t like to lose and we didn’t deserve to, so of course I’m concerned. We have to keep adjusting things, keep working. We can’t allow a goal like that. We’ve been together for a short time, but it’s a shame not to get a point today.”
Xavi has been signed by the club to end the team’s unpredictable results, and he will always be on the verge of criticism, considering the club’s situation on the table.
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