The match of the 23rd round of La Liga 2022/23 against Almeria has just ended.
The Catalan club suffered an unanswered defeat from Almeria in a meeting that took place at the Mediterranean Games stadium.
The events of the meeting between Barcelona and Almeria ended with the victory of the second goal without an answer, in a meeting that took place at the stadium “Mediterranean Games”.
And the match of the first league ended in the first match with the victory of the Catalan club with a score of 2:0.
La Liga standings after Barcelona’s loss to Almeria
Thus, Barça’s balance sheet is stuck at 59 points at the top of the Spanish league so far, with Real Madrid following with 52 points, so the difference between the two is reduced to 7 points.
Xavi sends a message to Barcelona fans after losing to Almeria
Xavi said in press statements after the meeting: “I’m sorry to the fans, I’m very angry. We had a great opportunity to make the difference.”
And he continued: “We will rise, but: we will not win the league in comfortable conditions, no one thinks about it! We compete with Real Madrid, the owner of the championship and league titles.
He added: “I am a responsible person, I have nothing to do but self-criticism, we were not able to win in front of the intensity of Almería.
He added: “It’s my fault for tripping. We didn’t have enough intensity. I apologize to the fans again.
And he continued: “The players were obviously tired, so we made changes. We included Araujo to benefit from crosses, but it was not the best day.
And he continued: “If we want to reach the championship and the cup, we have to change our mentality and improve a lot. In the first half, we lacked passion.”
Regarding his absence from the next meeting due to the accumulation of yellow cards, he said: “It is my fault, I will carry out the punishment and nothing else.