Barcelona coach Xavi ‘Lack of tension… I don’t know about the Messi signing’

La Liga champion Barcelona coach Xavi remained undaunted by a surprising defeat.

On Thursday morning, Barcelona fell to a 1-3 defeat away to Valladolid in Spanish Primera Liga 36R.

It was a result of a lack of concentration in the defense. Barcelona went down to an own goal by Christensen after just three minutes, and conceded a PK goal in the 22nd minute when Eric Garcia tackled an opponent’s foot in the box.

In the 28th minute, an offside trap attempt turned into a defensive mistake that left space behind, and Barcelona were down 0-3. Lewandowski scored a consolation goal just before the end of the game.

Despite the unexpected defeat, Xavi was undeterred. “The motivation to win was low,” he said in the post-match interview. We had already achieved the big goal of winning. It’s really hard to prepare for a match,” he said to the disappointed fans.

He also talked about the squad. “They played a great game,” he said, highlighting 24-year-old Spanish goalkeeper Inaki Peña, who played the second half in place of Thierry Henry, and 20-year-old midfielder Pablo Torre, who got his first start 안전놀이터.

Meanwhile, there were follow-up questions about Messi.

Barcelona continue to be linked with Lionel Messi, who will be a free agent at PSG this summer. Messi himself has denied his other option, a move to Saudi Arabia, but hasn’t said anything negative about a move to Barcelona.

“As a coach, it’s not for me to say anything. “It’s not for me to say anything as a coach. It’s in Messi’s mind,” he said, refraining from commenting further.

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