Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez has expressed his disappointment as he said his side does not deserve to be in the Europa League. The former Barcelona player, who is now their head coach, said he is disappointed over his side’s exit from the Champions League following their 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Xavi Hernandez Disappointed with Barca Exit from Champions League
Barcelona dropped down to the Europa League, the second-tier European competition, but Xavi believes his side does not belong there. Benfica beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 to move to the second place position after Bayern Munich beat Barcelona 3-0. Goals from Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane and Jamal Musiala meant Barcelona suffered a loss at the Allianz Arena in Munich.
The Catalans had failed to make it to the knockout stage of the Champions League for the first time since 2003-04 when they did not qualify for the competition. Speaking about it, he said: “Bayern were better, superior. This is the harsh reality we have to face. I have told players that this is a turning point. Today a new era begins, and we have to take Barca where it deserves, which is not the Europa League.”
He also said: “We are going to face this reality with all the dignity in the world and work to bring Barca back to where we deserve to be, which is not the Europa League. “It annoys me to face our reality. I am angry. Barça does not deserve this. I feel responsible for the outcome, I thought we could qualify, but it has not been like that. Anyone who tries never fails.” The Spanish manager has promised their fans that they will win the Europa League as compensation.