It was very upsetting: the harsh and honest self-criticism of Xavi Hernandez after Barcelona’s draw with Granada.
Xavi Hernandez He couldn’t hide his annoyance. Instead, he didn’t want to. After the draw (1-1) for him F.C.B before granada, Teacher He went to the press conference and was particularly self-critical.
It’s no longer about a lack of work or bad luck. They get results because of their mistakes. Ridiculous losses, they could not defend themselves with the ball and in attack they again lacked depth and aggression.
“We wanted to control the match, to have possession of the ball. What the party needs is to control it. Patience, play in the opposite field. And it can’t be. It can’t be our mistakes. You have to do self-criticism. It’s no longer bad luck or details. In the end , are mistakes that we make, that the team makes, of not controlling the game, not judging it much earlier. The game was controlled, to win it well.”
“I think it cost us because of our mistakes. In the first part we attacked too few spaces. We went too far, yeah. We focused too. Luke had a goal disallowed for us. But we lacked depth. Besides, it was time. Eric was alone Pique was alone. It was time to attack open-ended spaces and attack interior spaces.”
They let victory slip from their hands in the last minutes due to their failures: “It cost us. I don’t know why, but it cost us. We lacked this to generate more stuff. At the end it’s a shot or a cross or a depth situation and we didn’t do it. In the second half we started a little bit better, until we hit the target. And again The match needed more patience and defense with the ball, and we didn’t do that. They are our mistakes. Today we lose points because of our mistakes.”
He didn’t want to refer to the youth team, but Jaffe’s expulsion was clearly a condition of the operation: “Experience and trade are won through games. We can’t ask for more. He’s a player who gives us so much. Today his dismissal has greatly reduced us, it’s proof, right? I’m not going to give my opinion on the referee.”
¿Luke de Jong? “Very happy for it, but very upset with the outcome.”
Unbeatable data. FC Barcelona has scored more points in matches than victories in this La Liga. There are 8 wins, 8 draws and 4 losses. They are the sixth. Another date outside the UEFA Champions League sites.
Did you know…? Xavi Hernández scored 5 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats as Barcelona coach.
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