Barcelona won a dramatic victory over Levante in the match week 31 of the 2021-2022 Spanish League on Monday (11/4/2022). Even though he was able to secure the three points, Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandez, still didn’t feel happy because he considered his team to be playing badly despite their 3-2 win over Levante.
Yes, the Blaugrana won with a score of 3-2 when they visited the Estadio Ciudad de Valencia. The victory was created by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (59′), Pedri (63′), and Luuk de Jong who sealed the victory in the 90+2 minute.
El Barca controlled 64 percent of possession. A total of seven shots on goal were recorded from 14 attempted shots. However, these statistics still do not make the architect satisfied with the game of Pedri and his friends.
According to Xavi, Barcelona failed to show their best game against Levante. Fortunately, even when playing badly, Barcelona was still able to secure three important points.
“We didn’t play a good game, that’s clear, but we got the three golden points,” Xavi was quoted as saying by Mundo Deportivo, Monday (11/4/2022).
Furthermore, the tactician who is a former protégé of Josep Guardiola admits Levante is a team that is not easy to beat. He admitted this after a number of big teams in the Spanish League were able to humiliate them.
“This is a game that makes me very uncomfortable. Levante beat Villarreal, also Atletico, it was not an easy game,” he added.
Furthermore, Xavi will indeed perfect his foster children’s game so that it can be more in line with his expectations. But there is something he is very proud of.
The Blaugrana mentality slowly rises to get the win despite the difficulties. “We haven’t been fine and it wasn’t an extraordinary game, but we have a winning dynamic and a winning mentality, we won’t always play brilliantly,” continued Xavi.
This additional three points at the same time makes the Blaugrana remain in second place in the standings, with 60 points. Next, El Barca will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the second leg of the 2021-2022 Europa League quarter-finals on Friday 15 April 2022.
It is clear that a win is needed by Barcelona to qualify for the 2021-2022 Europa League semi finals. Because in the first leg when playing at home to Frankfurt, Barcelona could only achieve a 1-1 draw.