FC Barcelona suffered a difficult 2-4 defeat at home this Sunday against Girona, who became the sole leader of the Spanish League after the said victory.
Xavi Hernández showed his face and showed his disappointment at DAZN for wasting a good chance to close the gap in the lead.
“It is a difficult blow because now we have high hopes of being one point behind Girona and two behind Real Madrid. Now we are seven behind Girona and five behind Madrid and tied with Atlético, which have a little game. “This is our reality,” Xavi began by saying.
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And he added: “This is a Barça built. I remain positive, I trust the team, but we have a fantastic opponent and now it comes tails, but it can come out heads. You have to to keep on the road and not hesitate. Today was not a bad game, but we got hit. We have to keep working, there is no other option. Last year we got hit a lot, but in the end we won two titles.
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The Barcelona coach praised Girona and described them “without a doubt” as the best team to have passed through Montjuïc so far this season.
“Girona deserves a lot of credit for what they did. He leads the standings and has a seven point advantage over us. Many are suitable. I think the work done by Míchel and the Girona players is amazing. Congratulate them. The match was even, it is decided by details,” explained Xavi.
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And he closed by saying: If Barça wins today we also say it is fair, I think we have shot 31 times. We lacked effectiveness and maybe the defensive mistakes cost us. Even at the desperate end we were 3-3. “They had a proposal similar to what we were looking for.”