Barcelona midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez admitted that he was upset at being left out of Barca’s 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad on Saturday, but he added that everyone, from the coach to the players to the staff, must take responsibility for the defeat, which saw hated rival Real Madrid ascend to the top of La Liga standings.
"People always look for scapegoats. The coach has been made to carry the can and that's not fair. We win and lose as a team", Xavi said, adding that his relationship with coach Gerardo Martino has not been damaged after Saturday’s loss. "The coach is in charge. I wasn't brought up to try to go over the coach's head, whatever he has or hasn't won.” The World Cup winner added: “I get upset when I'm not involved or I don't feel good on the field. That happens to everyone, but I respect the coach's decision. He is my superior.”