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Xavi Hernandez has admitted he is “mainly responsible” for Barcelona’s exit from the Champions League.
La Blaugrana has been knocked out of Europe’s top competition in the group stage for the second consecutive season despite heavy investment in the squad this summer.
Their exit was confirmed by Inter’s 4-0 win over Vitoria Plzen, followed by a 3-0 loss to group-toppers Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
After the game, Barcelona coach Xavi admitted in an interview with the media that he should be responsible for the club’s defeat in the Champions League: “I am the main person responsible for the knockout.
“In Munich we had a better team than Bayern, but we didn’t take advantage of that and I was affected after the game in Milan. The referee’s decision was unfair and so was the result.”
Xavi also spoke about the game itself at Camp Nou, saying it was the first time this season that Barcelona did not compete: “Barcelona did not play today, we did not reach the level of Bayern. Bayern were better today, they played well. More intense and aggressive.
“The truth is, knowing that we were knocked out of the Champions League before the game against Bayern made a big difference for us. For the first time this season, I don’t think we were competing at all. They completely overtook us. We were out because we made a mistake, no other problem.”Return to Sohu, see more
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