Barcelona may miss the Champions League round of 16 and fall to the Europa League, Xavi admits serious mistakes on the defensive end2022-10-13 15:12
Today's UEFA Champions League 4th round C group match, in this game, La Liga Barcelona sits in the middle of the match against Serie A Inter Milan, and finally tied the game 3-3, in the UEFA Champions League group stage with 1 win, 2 losses and 1 draw The record fell into the Champions League round of 16. And the crisis of falling to the Europa League. Coach Xavi admitted after the game that the players made too many serious mistakes in this game.
Coach Xavi admits second-half defensive issues and willingness to take mistakes
Barcelona took a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute of the first half, but collapsed in the second half. Inter took the lead 2-1 in the second half, before 34-year-old gold-medal striker Robert Lewandowski tied at Barcelona 2-2. However, Inter Milan scored another goal and surpassed it again 3-2. In the end, Lewandowski scored a goal for Barcelona to avoid defeat.
Barcelona coach Xavi said after the game that the team performed well in the first half, but in the second half they made many mistakes on the defensive end, and it was still a serious mistake that is not allowed in top football.
Xavi revealed that Barcelona's first goal in the second half was an obvious and serious mistake on the defensive end. There is no denying the team's poor performance in the second half. In the end, the team paid a corresponding price for the mistakes made.
The coach Xavi also added that Barcelona cannot beat Inter Milan at home today, so they are not eligible to stay in the Champions League, and the mistakes and failures made by the players and teams today, the coach as the commander needs to take responsibility all responsibility.
Barcelona pushed to the cusp
At present, Barcelona needs to win all the last 2 Champions League games, and they have to passively wait for Inter Milan to win the next 2 games before they can hope to advance to the top 16 of the Champions League.
It is worth mentioning that Barcelona failed to solve its economic problems after missing the Champions League round of 16, and the severe financial situation will also push Barcelona to the cusp.
However, coach Xavi also said that today's mistakes and failures are irreversible facts. The next thing the team can do is to face the next round of the Champions League at home against Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga, which has secured a place in the top 16 of the Champions League.
However, Barcelona's chances of turning things around are pretty slim. Since they missed the Champions League, Barcelona must focus on La Liga.
According to the schedule for the next round of La Liga, Barcelona will face rivals Real Madrid on the road this Sunday, and the two teams are currently tied for unbeaten records in the La Liga standings. La Liga will be crucial for Barcelona after the Champions League is in limbo.
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