Friday, 18 February 2011

Xavi: "It was a match for sentencing and was not so, that at the end you pay the Champions"

Xavi Hernandez, FC Barcelona, lamented his team's defeat in the first leg of the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League against Arsenal. However, the midfielder was optimistic about the return game in the Nou Camp next March 8.

Barca had emerged as the favorite in the Sportsbook to win the game on Wednesday at the Emirates Stadium. The set of Josep Guardiola started up on the scoreboard thanks to a goal by David Villa, but in just five minutes, the Arsenal scored two goals giving them the advantage for the return game in Spain.

"We have been sentenced, but we missed the last shot. They took their opportunities, we do not take our countless occasions. It was a match for sentencing, it was not, and that the final in the Champions League you pay. The result is unfair. "

However, facing the second leg at Camp Nou, FC Barcelona midfielder has been very optimistic but not raise the game known as Arsenal.

"We're disappointed and we know that the return will be difficult for the result. At the end we have not entered the second goal that would have sentenced the tie. The result will not know how. We play with our fans at home. We are optimistic, but we must respect the Arsenal. "

For its part, Pep Guardiola said that nothing is yet lost and still missing 90 minutes at home.

"There is no reason not to be optimistic. People are confident that we will try to turn it around at home. We are confident that the stadium will be full and people will see a fantastic match. I invite everyone to come see it will be a great show. "

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