‘Now things have to be corrected’ – Xavi Hernandez aiming for Barcelona resurgence


Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez looked optimistic following his draw with Getafe, as the club neared the end of the season empty-handed.

Barca were unable to do anything in the middle of the pitch with the exception of Pedri at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez, which did nothing but gets 71.3% of the match.

The Blaugrana are 12 points adrift of Real Madrid, both teams with only one point this weekend, but these have the LaLiga title already forced by the Champions League final.

Xavi wants to stay happy as the season begins, however, believing that Barcelona are good for a season that could end badly. Since his appointment, Barcelona have moved up to the second place, where they will finish.

“In terms of the league we were very far away but the truth is we couldn’t compete in other competitions, now things have to be fixed but it would have been much worse,” said Xavi.

“If the economic situation is good, I hope, but we will wait. We have to plan now and we do not have much time. We are already against the time to plan and decide things.”

Barca were knocked out of the Champions League group stage and the Copa del Rey last 16, opening with just four wins in their first 11 league games before it was announced that Xavi would be replaced by Ronald Koeman in November.

Madrid’s 4-0 victory over Madrid was marred by their exit from Eintracht Frankfurt in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, which guarantees a trophy-free season.

After Sunday’s game, despite Getafe producing a huge xG (0.43-0.22) by 28.7 percent, Xavi tried to consolidate the result.

“The aim was to qualify for the Super Cup, finish in second place, and we passed that,” he said. “As we were in November, December, January, we would be happy, not so much in this game, we were clean in the first half, we needed to produce more.

“We have not achieved our goal of winning titles, I would not have signed [when I took the job], but we have denied the beating of a difficult season.”

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