The Catalan newspaper "Sport" revealed that Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona coach, welcomed the remarks in which Ilkay Gundogan criticized his teammates after losing in the Clásico from Real Madrid 2-1.
The German international said in his interview with the media that he did not join Barcelona to lose such major matches, and that he wanted to see more anger and disappointment on the faces of the players "Blaugrana" in the dressing room.
Despite the attack on the mentality of the Barcelona players, Xavi shares Gundogan's opinion and believes that he is right in his speech, and believes that it is positive that the team leaders speak in this way, which will reflect positively on the dressing room and increase their determination to achieve victories.
At the same time, the newspaper pointed out that besides Gundogan, the duo of Ronald Araujo and Gavi were the most upset about the defeat, so they came out with very hostile statements towards refereeing after the match.
The El Clásico defeat widened the gap between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the La Liga standings to 4 points in favor of the Royal Club after 11 rounds of the start of the league, and it was the first defeat that Barca received this season domestically.