It seems that the Spanish head coach has not yet been able to cope with his team's recent defeat against the Bundesliga champion.
manager Xavi is still upset that his team lost 2-0 againstBayern Munich
despite a very good performance.
The Blaugrana, who defeated Viktoria Plzeň 5-1 in their first match in the Champions League, faced Bayern Munich in the second week of the competition at the Allianz Stadium and lost by two goals against Bundesliga champion. Xavi's side had a good performance in this match, but could not score a goal against Neuer and lost the three points. Now, on the eve of the confrontation with Elche in La Liga, Xavi claimed that he is still sad about his team's recent defeat.
He told reporters:
"I’m still upset because when you look at the game and how we played, we need to win that game. It’s a shame. What we did in their stadium was to pick up the three points, not even a draw.
"When you look at what we missed, efficiency, it came down to details. Football is decided on details. We must learn from these mistakes. I’m still upset about it but that’s it."
Barcelona's number 10,Ansu Fati
, has performed very well in recent seasons, but his playing time this season has been limited to a few minutes. Xavi claimed that the reason for Fati's benching is his recent injuries.
The Spanish manager added:
"We have a plan with him with a lot of precaution. We want to make sure he’s feeling good. We are taking things little by little. It’s perhaps my fault the way we are managing him. He’s making a difference.
"He’s a very important player for us. His intensity and rhythm, maybe he needs to increase that a little. It’s a difficult situation to handle. The way we want to play, we need players to be 100% fit, but he’s doing things well.
"Sometimes he will play, something not. For better or worse it’s my decision. But I’ve decided that I need to take a lot of precaution and be prudent with him. I’m not going to do things quickly. We want to be cautious. It has nothing to do with physical or mental aspects. We have a specific plan."
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