Angry Xavi admits Barcelona’s exit from the Champions League “pisses him off”


Barcelona’s head coach Xavi admitted that he is “pissed” over the club’s group play withdrawal from the Champions League, which means that their season will now continue in the Europa League instead.

Xavi’s team was blown away by 3-0 by Bayern Munich in a snowy Germany, and was far below the level required to compete with Europe’s top team.

Barça’s elimination marks the first time they have failed to advance to the knockout stage in 20 years, and Xavi revealed his anger after the match over the situation he and the club are in.

“I’m angry,” Xavi admitted, quoted by Mundo Deportivo. “This is the reality and it pisses me off. We have to deal with that face. There is nothing else for it. A new era begins today. We start from scratch.

“I have seen a very harsh reality, unfortunately I sometimes also lived as a player and what I have said to the players we do not have to make up, we have to reveal ourselves. It is difficult to assume it but that is what it is and we must start from the beginning.

“I was hoping we would compete better, but we have to be honest and we miss a lot of things.” [Bayern] have been better, superior and even though we have tried and pushed hard, they have submitted to us, contrary to what we want and this is the harsh reality. “

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Xavi then said that Barça needed to use the experience constructively so that they could move on, and exclaimed bravely that the club will never find themselves in this position again.

“It must be a turning point to change the dynamics, to change many things. We have not competed, this is the Champions League and now comes the Europa League, we will face it with all dignity in the world.

“This can not happen again. We have to compete for the Champions League, not for the Europa League. And start working now.”

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