After two consecutive goalless draws, Barcelona managed to win against Atletico Madrid, thanks to Xavi’s side’s efforts.
Xavi, the coach of Barcelona, highlighted the significance of the team’s recent triumph against Atletico Madrid in LaLiga, following a string of goalless draws. Ferran Torres scored the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 win at Camp Nou, putting an end to the team’s recent scoring drought.
Barcelona’s win against Atletico Madrid not only ended their goalless run but also extended their lead at the top of LaLiga to 11 points above Real Madrid. However, Xavi emphasized that there is still work to be done with eight games remaining in the season.
“There is nothing done, although it is exciting,” he said. “Here, nobody feels like a champion, and if someone does, we will tell them that nothing has been done.
“If we lost, they were eight [points back]; it was crucial. Beyond the individualities, we played a very good game. It was crucial to win after two draws, and it’s one more step.”
Xavi expressed his regret about missed chances from Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha, among others, as Barcelona’s win was not as straightforward as it could have been.
“I have the feeling of having wasted opportunities to make it 2-0. But they were very clear,” he said. “Rapha’s, Robert’s, one of Gavi’s at the penalty spot.
“In the end, you end up suffering in a game that you deserved to win by more than one goal.”