Xavi Hernandez returned today to the stadium where he had his worst night in his short coaching career. Last December, Barça fell in Munich and the Barcelona technician ended up being very moved. “This is our reality and it pisses me off, I’m pissed off”, he said in a press conference without hiding his anger. It was more difficult to show inside the locker room, where there was anger and the fat ones.
“we didn’t compete”, he admitted Xavi in the press room. And that’s what hurts him the most, the lack of attitude, effort, commitment. lost to him Bayern It is possible, because the Germans’ team is better, but what irritated the coach was the lack of attitude, aggressiveness and commitment of his players. The Bayern nothing is at stake and the azulgrana must win to stay alive in the Champions and not fall into European League. But the difference in needs was not noticed in the field. Even in the first half it seemed that Barça had nothing at stake.
That’s why the anger of Xavi It’s capital in the locker room. In public he did not hide his anger, although he measured his words. But privately the reprimand was very important and the players still remember it, because that night they were aware that they had failed.
That game left a mark in the locker room. Players discover a face of Xavi that they didn’t think about and they realized that he can also be a very difficult coach at times.
And for the coach that game was also important, because as he explained in the following press conference that fateful night in Germany had to be a turning point. After hitting rock bottom, it couldn’t get any worse and after that painful 3-0, we had to start growing and rebuilding Barcelona.
In a way, in the dressing room of Allianz Arena The foundations of what was seen in the second round last year and what is being seen this season have begun to be laid. You can play better or worse, but if you lose, you have to give everything on the field of play, compete and leave the field with your head held high.
That night Xavi He was clearer than ever with his players and the message got through in the locker room. Since then, the words attitude and effort are possibly the most repeated, because they are concepts that cannot fail or fail. And who does not obey, does not play. As simple as that.
After suffering their worst night in Munich, Barça drew 2-2 in Pamplona, but but the team´s revival really began and that match was a turning point. ten months later, Xavi he returned to Munich wanting to make changes. Whether it wins or not, but the attitude and effort this time will definitely not be lacking
Source: La Verdad
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