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Only the best can beat Barcelona, insists Xavi

The Spain international has
dismissed suggestions that the
Blaugrana's cycle has come to an
end following their trophyless
2013-14 campaign
Xavi has insisted that Barcelona
remain one of the top teams in the
world and feels only the best can
beat the Catalans.
The Camp Nou side lost the Liga title
to Atletico Madrid and were
eliminated from the Champions
League by Diego Simeone's men as
well, while Real Madrid proved to be
too strong for the Blaugrana in the
Copa del Rey final.
Nevertheless, Xavi does not believe
that last season signalled the end of
an era for Barcelona.
"See, in both the La Liga and the
Champions League, we lost to the
same team - Atletico Madrid. They
are the league champions and
runners-up of the Champions
League," Xavi told the Times of
India .
"For the last seven years, in Europe,
either we were the champions or the
team that had beaten us won the
title. It says that you need to be the
best side to beat Barcelona - even
"We were there in the league title
race till the last match. If we would
have won the last match against
Atletico Madrid, we would have
retained the title, but we did not.
We were dejected, disappointed.
"There was a time in the season
when we thought the league was
already lost. But, we were given
another chance, which we missed.
"However, that can never be the end
of an era. As a team, we are still one
of the best."
Barcelona last ended a season
without a trophy in 2007-08.
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