Speaking to Movistar after Barcelona’s 3-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, Xavi gave his thoughts after his side were eliminated from the Champions League.
“They were better than us. This is the reality that now faces us. We’re in the Europa League. A new era starts today. Barcelona don’t belong in the Europa League, they belong in the Champions League. We start again from zero.”
Bayern Munich finished top of Group E with six wins from six matches. Benfica grabbed second place in the group and head into the last 16 with the Bundesliga giants. Barcelona will now join the Europa League at the Round of 32, while Dynamo Kiev finished last in the group.