The Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández, stated this Wednesday after the victory against Intercity in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey (3-4) that his team failed in both areas, which prevented a more comfortable victory.
The Catalan coach acknowledged that Barcelona "conceded a lot" in a game that he saw as "controlled". "It has happened to us like the day of Espanyol, that we have not sentenced," said the coach who added: "I think we have complicated our lives ourselves."
Xavi lamented the defensive weakness shown by his team "because they have scored three goals for us and created two more chances". “We have to be more forceful to decide the games. I am happy with the game and the result, ”explained the coach, who added that he does leave him“ uneasy due to the lack of forcefulness in attack ”.
The coach highlighted his team's "pace with which the ball circulates" and Barcelona's ability "to generate chances, but we lack forcefulness in the areas."
"We are in a good moment of play and chances, but we have to improve," said Hernández, who resignedly assumed the ratification of the sanction against Robert Lewandowski.
Lastly, the coach refused to describe his team's match as "ridiculous" by pointing out that "we are still in the Cup and it is very difficult to win."