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Xavi reacts after Clasico defeat to Madrid

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Following a surprising defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday night, Xavi commented on Barcelona’s performance.

Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez urged that he feels extremely “proud” of his team’s performance against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.

The Catalan side suffered from their second El Clasico defeat of the season as Los Blancos stunned them by 3-2. Barca came back two times as Madrid took the lead, however, Federico Valverde’s strike ended their night.

Tensions are rising for Xavi, as his side is 17 points behind the league leaders in La Liga. But, the former Barca legend is sure that the club has found the right path once again.

After Wednesday’s loss, Xavi said via Marca: “We can be proud of the game we played. “We dominated many phases.”

“They took advantage of our mistakes not stopping counterattacks, which we had discussed. We leave with pride, but certainly sad about the result…a very bad feeling for the defeat, but proud for the game and for dominating the opponent.”

“We lack patience and responsibility. It’s been two months, but we’re on the right track. We need that turning point to go up.”

Although the head coach stressed that the team should come up with positive results in the future.

He added: “I have no complaints about the players, because of their commitment. They all want to play and some of them are very young. But it’s about time we get results.”

“We recovered people and now it is more difficult to make the lineup. Ferran, Ansu, who has made a difference, Pedri. They have given good feelings and will make a difference.”