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Xavi insists he is ‘not angry’ about Barcelona’s draw with Benfica

Barcelona supervisor Xavi has denied he is indignant that his facet didn’t beat Benfica, although the 0-0 draw means they need to doubtless beat Bayern Munich away to progress to the knockout levels.

It was the brand new Barça head coach’s first European recreation in cost on Tuesday evening however regardless of taking part in some engaging soccer, they might not rating. Things might have been even worse for La Blaugrana too if Haris Seferovic had transformed a particularly presentable likelihood on the demise.

❝We have one other alternative … we will win.❞

— Xavi on Barça’s path ahead within the @ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/97hG8NYaKE

— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 23, 2021

The level means Barcelona are second in Group E, two factors forward of Benfica – who play basement-dwellers Dynamo Kyiv of their remaining recreation. If the Eagles safe the victory that is anticipated of them, a draw is not going to be sufficient for Barça to clinch second, as a consequence of head-to-head report.

Despite this, after the sport Xavi insisted that he was not annoyed by the outcome, additionally backing his gamers to get the job accomplished on matchday 5.

“We wanted the three points, we wanted to get through today, so it’s a pity. I’m not annoyed, I’m not angry because I can’t reproach anything the players did,” he stated.

“They did everything perfectly to have won the game, it’s just a pity that we didn’t.But we have another opportunity.

“We’ve obtained to go to Munich and try to win and present that taking part in like this we will win. We’ve obtained one other bullet within the chamber that we’ve to make depend. We must maintain going and we’ve to win in Munich.”

At full-time defender Ronald Araujo also spoke to the press, revealing his belief that his side had done well.

“I believed we performed a terrific recreation. We solely missed a aim to finish an ideal recreation. We needed the three factors and to qualify taking part in at dwelling, with our individuals, with our followers,” he stated.

“But I believe the angle of the staff was excellent. As I say earlier than, we solely missed a aim.”

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