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Barcelona manager Xavi said he was “saddened”

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Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has expressed his sadness over the derogatory chants aimed at his club during their recent game against Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames stadium. The former Barcelona player and now coach, who was in the dugout for the first time since taking charge of the Catalan giants, was visibly upset at the chants and took the opportunity to voice his displeasure in a post-match press conference.

Xavi, who played for Barcelona for over a decade, winning numerous titles including the Champions League. La Liga, is well aware of the club’s stature and what it means to its supporters. He has been brought in to help restore the club’s identity and bring back the style of play that has made them so successful over the years.

However, his return to the Camp Nou has not been smooth sailing. The club’s recent form has been far from impressive. Barcelona currently sits in 8th place in the La Liga table, 12 points adrift of leaders Atletico Madrid. Despite their struggles, Xavi has remained optimistic and believes that his team can turn things around.

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What did Barcelona manager say about it?

The incident at the San Mames stadium was an unwelcome distraction for Xavi and his players. The chants were direct at Barcelona’s board of directors and were highly disrespectful in nature. Xavi was quick to condemn the behavior. Stating that “we are a football club, and we must focus on playing football. It is not acceptable to hear these kinds of chants during a game.”

Xavi’s words were echo by his players, who were also disappointed by the behavior of the Bilbao fans. They expressed their support for their coach and vowed to continue to fight for the club’s honor.

The incident has highlighted the growing problem of fan behavior in football. The rise of social media has given fans a platform to express their opinions, and unfortunately. Some choose to use this platform to spread hate and negativity. It is essential that football clubs, players, and fans work together to eradicate this behavior and promote a positive environment within the game.

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