Friday, December 8, 2023

Xavi: “I have a lot of respect for Vinicius and I touch his face with love”

The Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernandezstated this Saturday that the defeat suffered this Saturday by his team in the classic against Real Madrid (1-2) It was “unfair”, although he was satisfied with the game of his team: “this is the way”.

We have scored a goal in 60 minutes -of dominance- and the two of them in the last twenty”, summarized the coach.

“Until the 60th minute we were good, but it could be that due to fatigue we were not good with the high blood pressure and he Madrid It is a good team that has its strengths“, explained Xavi, who suffered his first defeat of the season.

He highlighted that, in those final minutes, the team led by Carlo Ancelotti “They pressed higher and did more one-on-ones,” which prevented the Blaugranas from “keeping the ball more.”

“Bellingham hits a shot in the first and enters the second line very well in the second goal. This is what football has: “When you’re not effective, these things happen,” the Barça coach recalled.

Asked Xavi about an action

with Vinicius: “TO Vinicius I have a lot of respect for him and I touch his face with affection. “It’s not me who is going to generate tension or bad vibes.”

Gavi: “We can’t be overwhelmed”

For his part, the midfielder Pablo Martín Páez Gavira ‘Gavi‘, one of the most outstanding Barcelona players in the defeat against Real Madrid, said that his team deserved to win the game.

This was what he commented in statements to DAZN. “I leave with bad feelings“I think we deserved the game, but it’s a shame what happened in two actions, but the League is very long and we have to continue,” he stated.

“In the end everything is details and the first goal made the difference. We can’t be stuck -in that action-, that has made us collapse in the end,” he said.

Ter Stegen: “Bellingham has changed the game”

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc André Ter Stegen admitted that the Englishman Jude Bellinghamwith his two goals, changed the course of the match.

He changed the game with his two goals, commented the German in statements to Dazn. Ter Stegen pointed out that Barcelona played, in general terms, a good game, but “Real Madrid doesn’t need much to score.”

He explained that Barcelona came into the game “a little fair”, but he did not use it as an excuse. “We didn’t know how to keep the result in our favor,” he insisted.


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