FC Barcelona had their own fate in their own hands before their last champions league group game encounter against FC Bayern Munich. Fans might have wished for them to win the game, though the odds were against them to beat in form Bayern Munich.
The lost they encountered within just 30 minutes of the game, when they were already losing 2:0 at Allianz arena Munich, the German side, were ruthless and took most of their chances.
The real fact was that Barcelona’s lost to Munich on Wednesday, led to the tension in the dressing room. More so at half-time, when Barça were already 2-0 down to Bayern, than in the final 90 minutes.
The New manager, Xavi was very disappointed with his side’s display. He could not hide his frustration, as he would later admit in his post game press conference.
At halftime the new manager raised his discontent and frustration about his side’s display, raising his voice to show his discontent with what he had seen: “Some of you don’t understand what it means to play for Barça.”
Beyond strictly tactical issues, the coach appealed to many factors related to effort and implication. But the reality is his speech didn’t have an effect.
Majority of the fans at least, expected FC Barcelona to react, but the expectation was different with the reality. In fact, at times they appeared to have given up as they were beaten 3-0 by Bayern at the Allianz Arena.
Xavi was less impulsive after the game. He had a brief but strong message for the player but nothing like the decibel level at halftime.
It was all written on his face, the frustration, disappointment and emotions. He was hugely angry. That half-time anger became funeral-like after the game. No player wanted to raise their voice. Just silence.
It was a sad display for the Catalans and Xavi’s language didn’t change all night. The coach is aware of the club’s problems but still expected more in Germany this week.
Now more than ever, FC Barcelona will love to get back to their old self and he believes important decisions need to be taken. And the sooner the better. He has translated as much to the club’s hierarchy.
Being possible If anything good can come from Barça’s elimination from the Champions League, it’s that they are now brave enough to make the changes they have been putting off for so long.
FC Barcelona will love to get back in form, though the club is unto a rebuilding of another great team, they’ll now get back to winning ways in La Liga, after losing their last weekend game.