Xavi: “It’s difficult to win this League, we took a deserved defeat”


The coach of FC Barcelona, ​​Xavi Hernández, confessed that the defeat (2-1) this Wednesday against Rayo Vallecano was “deserved”, surpassed in “intensity” by the people of Madrid in a missed opportunity to bring the league title closer.

“It is difficult to win this League. We cannot lack intensity. It costs a lot to win the points. Our score was not normal. They have not allowed us to be comfortable. We have not had control, we have abused long passes,” he said at a press conference .

The Barca coach lamented a “bad game” for his team. “The League is not over. We played a bad game. It seemed that Rayo had a lot at stake and we less. What is important is the advantage we have, but it is not an excuse. We are 11 points ahead and there are 21 left, but we don’t we can sleep. We cannot lower the intensity or the competitive rhythm that we had achieved against Atlético de Madrid. They have surpassed us, congratulate Rayo”, he said.

“It makes me angry that we haven’t competed as the game required. There are moments when you are thicker, today we were a lot. They have put more intensity. We took a deserved defeat. Luckily we have a very good advantage. We have to think about the Betis and to return to the good version that was seen against Atlético”, he settled.