Xavi unhappy with his first defeat as Barcelona manager

Xavi loses his first Barcelona game to Real Betis on Saturday.

The Barcelona boss has incurred his first loss at Camp Nou this weekend but has urged his team to bounce back immediately.

The Blaugrana sit 7th in the La Liga table picking up only 23 points from their last 15 games and is way behind league-leaders Real Madrid by 16 points.

The squad faces Bayern Munich in their last group-league clash in the Champions League on Wednesday.

“It’s a defeat that hurts,” Xavi admitted after the game (via Marca). “At home, too.

“We had a good game, but that’s just how football is. We have to dominate more. We have to stop counters. These are situations that we have to control, but this result feels unfair. This is the Barcelona we want to see, but we have to improve. We have to be tactically smarter.

“On Wednesday, there is another final [against Bayern]. We cannot afford to fail anymore.

“I see the team being capable of going to Munich and winning,” Xavi stressed. “First of all, that’s our target. We have no other choice.”

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