Xavi has admitted that Barcelona made many mistakes, and not only against Inter tonight at Camp Nou.
The coach has realized that moving on to the Champions League is already very difficult and complicated.
Xavi said he is now focused on preparing the team to face Real Madrid on Sunday.
“The rating? Negative. This Champions League is cruel to us. We conceded a lot in the second half. The first one was great. The first goal is a very clear mistake from the defense, the second one too… it was cruel in Munich, then in Milan and tonight,” Xavi declared after the 3:3 draw with Inter.
“But it’s about winning, not conceding and defending well, not just attacking. We do not depend on ourselves. The situation is very difficult. We must continue and think about ‘El Clasico’. Let’s recover well, think about La Liga, because the Champions League has become difficult and complicated”, he added.
“Football is a game of mistakes and we have to minimize them. We have not defended well. The intensity was great in the first half, but we didn’t keep it up. Mistakes are expensive in the Champions League. Defensive mistakes have cost the game. We gave everything, we left our souls, but they are mistakes that are paid dearly. You can’t forgive that much. In Munich it was effectiveness, in Milan there were other circumstances and today there were mistakes in defense”, declared Xavi.
Barcelona ranks third in Group C with 4 points, three less than Inter.
In the next match in the Champions League, the Catalans are waiting for Bayern Munich, while the Nerazzurri will host Viktoria Plzen.