Frustrated Xavi criticizes Barcelona squad despite exciting 3-3 draw against Granada

Barcelona managed to secure a 3-3 draw against Granada at home, but manager Xavi expressed frustration with his players' missed opportunities and defensive errors.

Xavi Furious At Barcelona Players
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Barcelona secured a thrilling 3-3 draw against Granada at their home stadium, with Lamine Yamal’s equalizer in the 80th minute salvaging a point. Manager Xavi expressed disappointment with his players for squandering opportunities and making numerous errors during the match.

Despite not ruling out Barcelona’s chances in the title race, Xavi acknowledged the increased difficulty of defending the league following the recent outcome. In a post-game interview with DAZN, Xavi highlighted missed opportunities, stating, “We had our moments, especially when we could score the 2-0. It would have changed everything. And then we made too many mistakes, we can’t afford that. This is also what has killed us this season. Winning La Liga before today was difficult, but now it is even tougher. It’s not impossible.”

Reflecting on previous matches, Xavi noted recurring errors, emphasizing the team’s inability to compete effectively while conceding three goals at home. Barcelona’s recent form in La Liga has seen them drop four points in their last five matches, placing them 10 points behind arch-rivals Real Madrid after 24 games. Their defensive struggles are evident, having conceded 33 goals this season, significantly more than Real Madrid, and managing only one clean sheet in their last 10 matches across all competitions.

Looking ahead, Barcelona faces Celta Vigo in La Liga before shifting focus to the Champions League, where they confront Napoli in the round of 16 on February 21st.

FC Barcelona performance and stats

FC Barcelona

Manager: Xavi
Rank 3rd
Win 17
Draw 6
Loss 3
Goals 56-34
Diff 22
Rank 1st
Win 4
Draw 0
Loss 2
Goals 12-6
Diff 6

FC Barcelona is currently 3rd in the La Liga with 51 points.

In the last 24 games, it has won 15 times, drawn 6 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, FC Barcelona drawn 3-3 against Granada.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 50 goals and conceding 33.​