After the big defeat against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night (0-3), Barça midfielder Pedri revealed that his team was not at the level to compete in the Champions League.
Pedri, FC Barcelona midfielder, after the defeat against Bayern Munich (0-3), on Movistar +: “We did not enter the field with the same motivation. We wanted to offer a victory to the supporters, but it was not possible. We are a very young team, with a lot of room for improvement. A lot of things need to be improved. We are not at the level to compete in the Champions League. It’s a disappointment. Many things have not been. We have to do our self-criticism and move on, because there are still a lot of titles at stake.
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But after what we saw this (Wednesday) evening, it is clear that we are not ready to compete. We are missing a lot of things: more calm on the ball, looking for the right option, we lose too many balls almost without any opponent in front… a lot of things. We saw that in the game, they are very strong physically, and when you leave space behind your back, they take advantage of it. On one lost too many duels. You have to work, we knew we were almost out. We needed a miracle.
Now we will give everything to win the Europa League. There, I believe so, it is a disaster. But we are very young. There are a lot of recruits, we don’t know each other yet. We’re running out of time, but yes, it’s a disaster, because Barca still have to pass the group stage. »
Xavi, FC Barcelona coach, on Movistar +: “Thank you to the fans for their unwavering support. The atmosphere was amazing. It’s a shame that we couldn’t ask for them on the pitch. Now we are going to disconnect from the Champions League. You have to face reality. I had already said that we had to grow, that it is on the basis of disillusions that we grow, and today, it was a real disillusion. We did not compete, we were not at their level. They were very good, much better than us, more intense. It is sure that the elimination before the start of the match affected us psychologically.
Now we have to stick together. I remember the end of the match, with all the “barcelonism” United. The season does not end in October. It’s a hard blow, but there are still titles to be won. I understand that some are talking about disaster, but we will do another analysis. It’s a cruel way to leave, but if we analyze our matches, I think we deserved a little better. »
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