Another reality bath, one more in Europe, which left the FC Barcelona lowered to the first change of the Champions League. The team of Xavi Hernandez, who ended the game very angry, lost 3-0 at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich who once again demonstrated their superiority. “They have been better for two or three years, it is nothing new,” they corroborated from the Blaugrana dressing room hours after returning to Barcelona. A resignation that is what most unnerved Terrassa’s coach, who already visualized it from the grass itself.
But beyond submission, there were different ways to handle defeat. Not only the rage that was seen in the tears of Gavi, standing helplessly from the grass. The coach was especially disappointed with some of his players already at halftime. Without understanding the predisposition of some players, overcome once again. “It’s a hard day,” they assumed from within. But Xavi has already sent a first public message. “We have hit bottom, today a new stage begins,” he told the press. Internally, the balance is similar and they argue that from now on the era of the new technician really begins. “At least we already know where we are and where we want to go,” credit MD.
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Xavi has already warned the players that a new stage is beginning
They all agree: they need a goal
For this they admit that it will be necessary to work with the base of this template, but it will also need some touch-ups. Especially upstairs, where the team’s great scoring deficit was once again demonstrated, something that was already seen in the game against Betis.
Some important players also assume that gunpowder is missing, although they do self-criticism. “Yesterday was a modern soccer master’s degree”, they admit collectively. They begin to understand that they must also give a plus physically to be able to compete in the elite again because the difference was abysmal. They have the talent, the idea, but on a physical level they were once again beaten by footballers who played at a different pace and intensity.
“The game against Bayern was not the final. You have to win against Benfica at home, not at the Allianz Arena ”, they recalled. But they failed to score a single goal for the Portuguese team in two games. In fact they only got two goals in the entire first phase and in the league the numbers are not better. 23 goals in 15 games. And from the dressing room they remember the Betis meeting again. They assume that it was an unexpected stick that took away a lot of confidence in the face of Munich.
Now, the main challenge is to resurface as soon as possible to start climbing positions in the table. Step by Step. First get to the first four and then you will see. As the Europa League, which will not return until February. Until then, much work remains to be done.