Xavi slams his players after draw with Athletic Bilbao

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Barcelona played out a goalless draw with Athletic Club at the San Mames.

There were not many chances in the game, but overall, Barcelona were the better side.

Xavi however slammed his players at full-time, for not giving as much as they could have, to win the game.

Xavi told Movistar after the 0-0 draw against Athletic Club: “It’s a missed opportunity. The team could have given much more.

“This is a lost opportunity for the game, for our feelings, for closing the gap at the top of the league.

“We have to reproach ourselves for things, we haven’t been good. We’re disappointed for not being at the level that the game required.”

Barcelona failed to take advantage of Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Valencia, and are still 8 points behind the Los Blancos.

Xavi hardly speaks ill of his players in the press. This is definitely a first.