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Barcelona suffer another setback, Xavi admits veterans have failed

FC Barcelona have been unable to bounce back after their devastating UEFA Champions League exit last week. They returned to La Liga action on Sunday, and were held to a draw by Osasuna with a late equaliser. It came in heartbreaking fashion, with the Blaugrana conceding in the 86th minute to drop another two crucial points.

Manager Xavi Hernandez is livid, and he has admitted that the club’s younger players are propping up the team at the moment. This is in stark contrast to the midfield legend’s statement during his presentation as the new manager, where he said that he will be relying heavily on the club’s veterans and his former teammates like Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique.

In last night’s match, the younger players pulled their weight, with the club veterans mostly fading into the background. “Abde, Gavi and Nico were extraordinary, they are propping up the team in difficult moments,” Xavi admitted in front of the press. “The youngsters are making a difference and that is difficult to digest,” he added, as quoted by Marca.