Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernández has admitted that Villarreal did not deserve to lose to his team on Saturday.
Xavi believes Barcelona got lucky against Villarreal after beating the host 3-1 in a LaLiga fixture.
Frenkie de Jong put Barcelona ahead, but Villarreal levelled through Samuel Chukwueze and looked the more dangerous team in the closing stages.
But two late goals from Memphis Depay and Philippe Coutinho gave Xavi’s men all three points.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Xavi said, “We dominated less than I expected, but in the end we found the goal from Memphis. We have played against a good team and we have defended well, but they have scored the goal from a silly throw-in. They are three golden points,” he said.
“Villarreal did not deserve to lose today. It was a very close game. It is the game of the three that I have managed that we have dominated the least and have deserved to win the least.
“We have to play better. We have to dominate more, overcome the pressure, but we are on the right track. We will give everything, it will not be for sacrifice and work. They are three vital points.”
Barcelona’s next game is against Real Betis on December 4.