UCL: I’m very angry – Xavi laments as Barcelona crash out Champions League

Barcelona boss, Xavi Hernandez was furious last night after the team failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in 17 years.

The Spaniard, however, vowed to win the Europa League.

Barcelona needed to match Benfica’s result in order to progress to the next stage last night but gave a limp display against Bayern Munich.

The Catalans conceded first-half goals from Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane before Jamal Musiala also fired in the second half to wrap up a 3-0 win.

This means that Barcelona will now switch to the Europa League and Xavi was fuming with his side’s passive performance against Bayern.

“We didn’t compete. I told the players that today was a new beginning, a turning point, that we couldn’t afford to be in the Europa League,” Xavi told reporters after the game.

“Barca don’t deserve this. I don’t like this reality that we’re living. I am angry because this is now our reality, and it p***es me off.

“But we have to accept it, take it on, we’ve no other option.

“We have to change many things. We have to start from zero and work very hard to get Barca back to where we belong, which is not the Europa League.”

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