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“We have to improve, defensively”, admits Xavi after 4-3 comeback win

Barcelona head coach Xavi admits his team struggled defensively after a 4-3 win at Villarreal.

In an entertaining match, Barcelona came from behind to beat Villarreal 4-3 at the Estadio de la Cerámica on Sunday. Barcelona sits in third place in the La Liga with seven points after three matches.

Barcelona scored twice in the first 15 minutes thanks to goals from Gavi and Frenkie de Jong, but Villarreal came back and scored three times. Ferran Torres and Robert Lewandowski scored in 68th and 73rd minutes to secure the three points for Xavi’s side.

After the match, Xavi said he is proud of his team but admitted they need to improve defensively.

“The game was crazy because of us. We dominated but we also conceded too much”, as per reports from Marca.

“It was a good game in attack, but in defence we struggled, but it’s not an easy team to play against away from home.

“I’m proud of what I’ve seen, especially in the second half. But if we stop pressing high, to recover possession, we will suffer.

“We have to improve, defensively. But I’m satisfied.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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