The Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández, explained that “it is a day in which Barça has removed its complexes from the 25th minute, after losing 3-2 in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid.
“It hurts because we have had the victory. We have dominated a Madrid that has been locked behind for many minutes. But we can be proud, I think this is the way, now it is a matter of accompanying us with the results”, he considered in this sense the technician at a press conference.
And he insisted: “We have been superior to Madrid in many moments, we have competed at the same level and Barça has also deserved to go to the final. It is a turning point in terms of sensations, it is a turning point for to go up.”
Xavi stressed in his appearance that “he was clear that it was a day to have courage, responsibility with the ball and to get rid of complexes”, something that his team achieved in the last 60 minutes of regulation time and in extra time.
In any case, he admitted that the Barça team “goes home sad” and that in “the first 25 minutes” they played “with complexes” and that meant that Real Madrid had “mastery of the game”. Thus, he considered that “their goals in transition are mistakes” by Barça “because they come from losses.”