Pedri, FC Barcelona midfielder, after the defeat against Bayern Munich (0-3), on Movistar+: “We did not enter the field with the same motivation. We wanted to give the fans a win, but it wasn’t possible. We are a very young team, with a lot of room for improvement. Many things need to be improved. We are not at the level to compete in the Champions League. It’s a disappointment. Many things have not been. We have to do our self-criticism and move on, because there are still many titles at stake.
But after what we saw this (Wednesday) in the evening, it is clear that we are not ready to compete. We lack a lot of things: more calmness on the ball, looking for the right option, we lose too many balls with almost no opponent in front… a lot of things. We have seen that in the game they are very strong physically, and when you leave space at the back they take advantage. We lost too many duels. You have to work, we knew we were almost out. I needed a miracle.
Now we will give everything to win the Europa League. There, I think so, it’s a disaster. But we are very young. There are many recruits, we don’t know each other yet. We are running out of time, but yes, it is a disaster, because Barça still have to go through the group stage. »
“It is on the basis of disappointments that we grow”
Xavi, coach of FC Barcelona, on Movistar +: “Thanks to the fans for their unconditional support. The atmosphere was incredible. It’s a shame we couldn’t thank them on the field. Now we’re going to disconnect from the Champions League. You have to face reality. I already said we had to grow, which is based on disappointments that we grow, and today, it was a real disappointment. We didn’t compete, we weren’t at their level. They were very good, much better than us, more intense. For sure the elimination before the The beginning of the match affected us psychologically.
Now we have to stick together. I remember the end of the game, with everything “Barcelonaism” united The season doesn’t end in October. It’s a tough blow, but there are still titles to be won. I understand that some are talking about disaster, but we will do another analysis. It’s a cruel way to leave, but if you look at our games, I think we deserved a bit more. »