Last night Barcelona were knocked out of the Champions League and were defeated 3-0 by Bayern Munich in the process.
In his post-match interview that appeared on Marca, Xavi was asked about whether the Blaugrana deserved to be knocked out of the competition:
“I understand everything and our inability to be effective. It was cruel until the third goal. We were at the level to deserve something more, but life goes on and I think we will have to move on.”
The Barcelona coach didn’t see the passion he wanted from his players:
“We didn’t fight and it’s the first time I’ve had this feeling. Today we were not good and this feeling affected us psychologically. In the team talk we tried to say that it was a matter of courage and pride and it didn’t materialise. It was our mistakes. Last year it didn’t work out for us football-wise and this year, when it did, we fell short because of our mistakes.”
Xavi also thanked the fans for their continued support:
“I would like to thank the fans who were fantastic. Bayern were much better and they cheered us on until the end. We have to learn our lessons the hard way.”