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The Blaugrana's masterful central midfielder was adamant that his side were much better than the hosts at the Bernabeu, despite El Clasico ending all-square

Barcelona midfielder Xavi was not holding back in the aftermath of the defending champions' 1-1 Clasico draw with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The World Cup winner felt that Pep Guardiola's men deserved a victory, which would have settled the destination of the league crown once and for all with six rounds still to go.

"Barcelona were much better than Madrid. It is a shame that we did not take the three points because we would have secured the league title," he was quoted as saying by AS.

"The draw does neither side much good. The team are always more ambitious and we wanted the three points. We controlled the game well and were good at the back but we made it hard for ourselves at the end."

Xavi, who received a yellow card in the game, also revealed that he was indifferent to the complaints of Jose Mourinho about the standard of officiating during the match.

"I have nothing to say about that. I do not care. We are going into the next game in a good frame of mind even if we failed to clinch the league title."


His sentiments were echoed by midfield partner Andres Iniesta.

"It is a pity that we did not win because we controlled the match. Each game [of this series] will be different and I think the team are getting better."

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