Barcelona’s hopes of chasing the La Liga title seems to be all over now.
Last week, the Blaugrana suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt at Camp Nou and eventually crashed out of the Europa League.
They encountered a home defeat against relegation-threatened Cadiz on Monday which is their first La Liga defeat in three months but effectively it ended the club’s title hopes for the season.
Xavi said on Monday: “We are angry, the players first, because we missed a golden chance to separate ourselves from those in the fight for the Champions League places and also to [keep] fighting for LaLiga, which we’ve practically said goodbye to now.
“I am annoyed and we have to be self-critical, myself first, as the coach. We’re playing to be in the Champions League, that’s why I am so angry. There was a lack of desire and determination. It’s been a really bad week and we have to turn things around as soon as possible. The players are pissed off. I’ve tried to encourage them after the match, but we must compete better. We have to look at what we have done wrong in defence and attack. On Thursday we have another final against Real Sociedad.”