Xavi after defeat in Almeria: “We missed a golden opportunity, but are still leaders”

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Barcelona’s Spanish coach Xavi stands on the touchline during the Spain’s Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) round of 32, first leg, footbal match between Intercity CF and FC Barcelona at the Jose Rico Perez stadium in Alicante, on January 4, 2023. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP) (Photo by JOSE JORDAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona was defeated this Sunday, February 26, 2023 in the 23rd day of LaLiga, as the Spanish technician could not find the solution to overcome Almeria, which managed to do well at home. It is therefore disappointed that Xavi spoke to the microphones of Movistar +.

A painful defeat: “We played our worst game of the season. Especially in the first half. Today we could not fail. We lacked the passion to win the game. It was a tough day, it was tough for us. We are still leaders. We were not there.

Lack of passion: “We felt some fatigue, that’s why we rotated and changed in the second half. We missed a golden opportunity. It wasn’t possible, it was a bad day.

Tactical moves: “We tried everything, in attack and defense, with Araujo up top. They defended very well. We had some crosses, but no clear chances.

No substitutes? “The young players are ready, I have confidence in them. It’s a pity we didn’t take advantage of the opportunity.

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