Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez found out he had made a historic mistake yesterday (January 24) following a 4-2 defeat at Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey. As a result of this result, the 44-year-old Xavi Hernandez is now the losing Spanish coach in the club’s history.
Xavi and Barcelona have not been at their best in the past few weeks. Recently, Barcelona was humiliated by arch-rival Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final with a score of 4-1.
Back-to-back games against Unionist and Real Betis were stunning and restored some hope, but Harvey’s The team find themselves in trouble again when they take on Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday (January 24).
The game got off to a bad start, with Barcelona falling behind by a goal in the first minute. Robert Lewandowski An equalizer from Lamin Yamal made it 2-1 on the stroke of half-time, however the Catalan giants failed to maintain the momentum, allowing the Basque side to punish them after the restart.
Oyhan Sassette, Nico Williams and Inaki Williams led the way in the second half, scoring a goal each to secure a vital victory for Athletic Bilbao ,condemn barcelona Another embarrassing failure.
This result means that Xavi has become the Spanish coach with the most losses in Barcelona’s history. According to Transfermarkt data, Xavi’s overall record in the club’s 121 games in all competitions is 76 losses, 20 draws and 25 losses.
He has won two honors for the club so far, the Spanish Super Cup and La Liga. However, Barca are unlikely to win trophies this season due to poor performances, unless something magical happens in the coming weeks.
What’s next for Xavi and Barcelona?
Following yesterday’s embarrassing defeat, Xavi and Barcelona will now turn their attention to La Liga, where they will play this weekend. They are scheduled to face Villarreal at Olimpico Luis on Saturday (January 27).
Next up, they will face Osasuna in La Liga next Wednesday (January 31) before facing Alaves in the league next Saturday (February 2).
Harvey needs to step up in the coming weeks to ensure his job security, otherwise it would not be a surprise if he is eventually relieved of his duties.