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The coach of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernandez, confessed that the team “He lacks maturity” when facing “big” matchessuch as the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal, in which they lost 4-0 to Real Madrid.
Despite this, the strategist revealed that winning LaLiga has extraordinary valueand that is what the team concentrates on.
That is why he described this Monday’s match against Girona as “very important”as it could extend the point advantage over Real Madrid in the LaLiga table to 15.
“Tomorrow’s game becomes more important because we can leave Real Madrid at fifteen points with 30 left to play. It is an opportunity and we cannot fail. We want to be champions and tomorrow is one more step. It would give us a very important margin, ”he assured.
Xavi believes that the match against Girona It will be a “complicated match”because it is a team that, in his opinion, does things “very well”.
“It will cost us for sure, but with the help of the fans and the defeat of Real Madrid motivates us more go for the game,” he added.
The coach urged his footballers to turn the page on the cup elimination, which he defined as “a chestnut” that he must serve his pupils to mature with a view to the future.
“We have won the Spanish Super Cup and we have LaLiga on track. We have reached the semifinal of the Cup and in Europe we have not competed well. We are still under construction and during this construction titles have to be won. We have achieved a title and we are on our way to achieving another”, he added.
With information from EFE.