'It makes me angry!' – Barcelona boss Xavi rages at... the Champions League anthem

Barcelona manager Xavi speaks to the media during a press conference on 15 February, 2023 ahead of the Europa League knockout round play-off match between Barcelona and Manchester United in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
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Barcelona manager Xavi says that he can't bear to hear the Champions League anthem, as he prepares his side for Thursday's Europa League knockout round play-off first leg against Manchester United.

For the second season running, Barca crashed out of the Champions League in the group stage, this time finishing behind Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...