وقال cure Reporters: “They scored when we were playing better, we can’t allow this kind of counter-attack to happen. This defeat is painful.”
And the former Catalan legend added: “We are playing at home and we performed well in the second half.”
Xavi considered that Barcelona “need to perform better, but I think we deserved more than that. It was an unfair punishment after a good match.”
This is the first victory for Real Betis over Barcelona in more than 3 years, to advance to third place with 30 points, while Barcelona is seventh with 23 points.
And with Barcelona preparing for a crucial match in Champions League Away from home to Bayern Munich, on Wednesday, Xavi rested 3 of his most prominent players, Gerard Pique, Frankie de Jong and Ousmane Dembele, but his decision backfired.