Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez revealed the reason for the failure with Granada in the match that brought them together in the Spanish Championship.
In the match of the 24th round of the Spanish Championship, Barça failed to achieve victory over their guest Granada, as the match ended with a positive draw between them with a score of three goals to one.
The Catalan side have begun to move significantly away from the La Liga title race for the current 2023/2024 season, as they are in third place with 51 points, five points behind second-placed Girona and 10 points behind leaders Real Madrid. Madrid.
Xavi criticized the team after Barcelona’s match with Granada
At a press conference after the match, Barcelona coach Xavi criticized his team after drawing with Granada in the Spanish Championship and refusing to participate in the title race.
Xavi: “Today we made mistakes. Against Villarreal we made mistakes when victory was within reach. Today we had several chances to decide the match, but we gave them chances that were not dangerous.”
He continued: “The team had faith, courage and desire, but unfortunately it was not enough. We had a chance to close the gap on Girona and stay in the title race, but things became more difficult.”
He added: “If we had scored a second goal it would have changed the match, but this is the end of the season. We create chances but we give our opponents a lot of gifts.” “These are the results of the season. These are serious mistakes and cannot be allowed to happen.”
He continued: “La Liga has become more difficult, but we are not giving up and will not give up. We will compete as hard as we can and we want to finish the season in the best possible way.”
He continued: “As a coach, I must not give up. I must correct more. I must support them more. We are 10 points off the lead. We are not giving up, but things have become very difficult.”
He added: “That’s the nature of the sport. We didn’t have a lot of injuries last year. With three backs injured, we didn’t face many others… and we’ve made a lot of changes in the backline this year.” But what explains the difference between us, Madrid and Girona are serious mistakes.”
He concluded his speech with the words: “The president is positive. We met after the match and he encouraged us to continue, but yes, there was a hint of disappointment. Well, not a hint, the disappointment was completely outright.”