Xavi "pissed off" for losing two points due to "his own mistakes"



"The game required patience and defending with the ball, and we did notyou. We lose two points for our specific errors", Xavi said after the meeting at a press conference.

The Catalan coach made it clear that, after the 0-1, "what the party required was to control it", although he admitted that they did not do it "due to his own mistakes" and, therefore, he said he was "very pissed off" with the 1-1 final.

"You have to do self-criticism, it is not bad luck or details for what we do not win, because it has already happened more times. They are mistakes in a controlled game, in which we have to make it 0-2 and win it well"he insisted.

Xavi considered that Barcelona attacked "little spaces" and lacked "going deep" in the first half, and acknowledged that it cost them "a lot" to do both.

On the expulsion of Pablo Páez Gavira 'Gavi', who left his team with ten in the 79th minute, commented that he was not going to talk about the referee, that the young Sevillian midfielder is a player who gives them "a lot" and that "experience" is acquired by playing matches.

The Barça coach also referred to the fact that finish the game with only seven first-team players on the pitch, since they could have committed an improper alignment in the event of a new expulsion or an injury to one of them.

"It is a risk that we take because we had to control the game. We were having a lot of losses and we were looking with the changes to have the ball. We have taken that risk to have the ball, "he explained.

About Dutch Luuk de Jong, who achieved his second consecutive goal in the League after also scoring in the last victory in Mallorca, Xavi stressed that andHe is "delighted" with him because he is "a great professional who contributes a lot".

"All footballers are part of the squad. We have to square the salary limit to register Ferran Torres, and there may be offers for any player, "he concluded.

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