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Xavi apologizes to Barcelona fans after Super Cup loss

Xavi at Barcelona
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After Barcelona’s 4-1 loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final, Xavi apologized to the fans for the team’s performance.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez apologized to the club’s supporters after Sunday’s 4-1 loss in the Spanish Super Cup final against Real Madrid in Saudi Arabia.

Despite Robert Lewandowski getting on the scoresheet, Barcelona were outgunned in Riyadh. They conceded three goals in the first half alone through a brilliant hat-trick from Vinicius Junior. Rodrigo added a fourth goal in the second half for Real Madrid to cap off a miserable night for Xavi’s team.

“It’s a moment to say sorry to the supporters and accept the criticism that comes,” Xavi admitted in a post-match press conference.

“We did not show the side of the team we should have in a final, especially against Madrid.

“We were at our worst today in the worst scenario possible and it’s a trophy lost. I am responsible. I accept the criticism and we will keep working hard.”

Xavi also insisted he retains the confidence of the club’s board despite a difficult season so far. The manager signed a new contract until 2025 last year.

Barcelona will now turn their focus back to the Copa del Rey. The Blaugrana will play third-tier team Unionistas de Salamanca in a round-of-16 clash on Thursday.