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An important defeat came into the hands of FC Barcelona, which is why the team’s coach, Xavi Hernández, regretted at the end of this afternoon’s match in Almería, in which his team lost (1-0), that “It was a day to deal a major blow to the League” and that “no” have an “excuse”.
“We have not had intensity or desire to win and that is what worries me the most. We have to show more passion and today we lacked. we have failed and I want to apologize to the fans, it was a day we had scheduled, Madrid punctured and we lost a great opportunity”, stated.
“He Almería is risking their lives, they have started the day in decline and have put the intensity that the game required. We have lacked that intensity and that passion”, added the Blaugrana coach.
“In the second part something different has been seen, but It was already late and they have defended very well, they have taken out spectacular balls and they have competed, and we did not do it in the first half”indicated Xavi in reference to a first half that has been “the worst of the season”.
The technician has seen his fifth yellow card so far this season, so he will not be able to sit on the bench in the next league match, against Valencia. “It’s my fault, that I’m competing and I protest when I shouldn’t protest. It’s part of the game and that’s what the yellow ones are for, I will comply with the sanction without further ado”, commented.
The Barcelona coach He assured that they are going to “get up” and with a view to the Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid he pointed out: “He is the current champion of the Champions League and the League; and it will cost us We are Barça, but it will cost us”sentenced the former Spanish midfielder.
With information from EFE
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