Xabi: ‘Bayern possession pointless’

Xabi Alonso said the possession his Bayern Munich team had against Barcelona was pointless if they were unable to score.

The former Real Madrid midfielder criticised the Bavarians’ performance in the 3-0 Champions League semi-final first leg defeat to Barcelona, whilst insisting that the first goal from Lionel Messi changed the course of the match.  

“We had possession of the ball but if you don’t score then having all the possession in the world isn’t going to help you,” Xabi told reporters post-match.

“But I felt the first goal was decisive and that’s what changed the game. It’s a terrible result for us but football springs up many surprises.”

Xabi also commented on the inevitable whistles he received from the Camp Nou faithful due to his Madrid connections.

“Camp Nou whistling at me? No surprises there,” he said.

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