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Xavi Hernández referred to Barcelona’s draw: “I’m satisfied with the result”

Lima, April 7, 2022Updated on 04/07/2022 05:08 pm

Barcelona could not shine in the best way in their visit to Eintracht Frankfurt, in the first leg of the Europa League quarterfinals, but drew 1-1, which gives them a slight advantage in the series. After the match, coach Xavi Hernández held a press conference and highlighted the work of his team.

The normal thing is that the team that proposes generates more, but today it could not be, it was the other way around. It was not an easy game. We have not been able to stop their transitions and we have been thicker than normal”, were the first words of the ‘Azulgranas’ strategist before the media.

We already warned that it was a very tough rival. They come from beating a team like Real Betis. This is Europe. He is a very physical rival, he works transitions very well. I am satisfied with the result. It will be difficult at the Camp Nou, but we play in front of our fans”, added the DT of Barcelona.

In the same way, Xavi Hernández criticized the state of the grass at the Deutsche Bank Park stadium: “The land was not in the best condition. We have not been able to stop their devilish cons. It is a difficult club and it has been a difficult field”.

However, despite this negative detail, the coach praised the intelligence of his squad to build the action of the draw. “It’s a great goal. Pure talent of the players. We have generated arrivals by the band. It was a great combination of Ousmane Dembélé, and Frenkie De Jong and Ferran Torres with a wall”, he highlighted.

Finally, Xavi reported that Gerard Piqué “He had been in pain for quite some time and he suffered”, a situation that forced the defender to be changed after 23 minutes. The medical studies will determine the degree of the defender’s injury and will also define whether he will be able to be present at the return of the key against Eintracht Frankfurt, next Thursday, April 14.

Source: Elcomercio

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