’We Didn’t Deserve To Lose’ —Xavi Reacts To Barca’s Defeat To Bayern

Barcelona head coach Xavi says the Catalans did not deserve to lose to Bayern on Tuesday’s Group C Champions League tie at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern moved to the top of the group as second-half goals from Lucas Hernandez and Leroy Sane sealed victory for the German champions.

The result means Barcelona are yet to beat Bayern since 2015.

‘And Xavi said he is ‘angry and proud’ after the loss and believes his Barcelona side did not deserve to lose the game.

‘I think we were better in many ways, we matched them physically, we dominated the ball. But you can’t let them off that much. The feeling is that you dominate, but you lose. Learning is hard,” said Xavi.

The result is bad. The process is very good. You have to minimize errors. We failed a lot, there was a lack of effectiveness. The game was very good, but I’m upset, it was an opportunity to win in this place once and for all.

“You leave with a 2-0 which is not what happens on the pitch, but this is the Champions League.

“We have to keep the positive things. The result is totally negative and we have to learn from our mistakes. It is a step backwards. The defeat is not deserved but it is due to our mistakes.”