Barcelona’s recent 0-0 draw against Girona has left the team frustrated with their attacking performance. Xavi admitted that they have an efficiency problem and need to create more chances to put away their opportunities.
However, he also called out critics who have labeled this year’s La Liga as the “worst version” ever version of the competition.
Xavi spoke in a recent press conference, “I was watching a television program earlier today. They were saying that La Liga is cheap, and that makes me mad. The club is trying to win it, and I don’t like listening to that. They are saying that this is the worst version of La Liga, which is not true, and hurts us. I feel like whenever Barça wins something, people discredit it. If we win the league, we will celebrate it like we deserve to.”
Despite the draw, Barcelona still leads Real Madrid by 13 points in the standings. Real Madrid’s loss to Villarreal on Sunday gave Barcelona the opportunity to wrap up the league title with a win, but they were unable to capitalize on their chances.
Fans in the Camp Nou showed their support for the team and former star player Lionel Messi. With chants of his name in the 10th minute of the game. Messi has been the subject of recent talks of a possible return to Barcelona, and the fans’ chants show their desire to see him back in the team.
On the 30th minute, chants of “Gavi” were heard from the crowd, showing support for young player Gavi, who has faced recent criticism. The 18-year-old has been a key player for Barcelona this season, but his performances have been questioned by some fans and pundits.
Despite the draw and criticism, Barcelona remains focused on their goal of winning the league title. With several games still to be played, the team will look to improve their efficiency in front of goal and create more opportunities to secure victories. As Xavi said, they will celebrate the league title like they deserve to if they come out on top.
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By Kanak Chauhan