The Girona coach, Míchel, highlighted his team’s work in the defeat (0-1) against a FC Barcelona that was “minimized” due to the great work of his team, a clash that ended up tightening and that it would have been fair for it to end with tie.

“In the game we had moments of pressure but in the first half they had a lot of ball in our field and in the pressure after losses this Barça is very intense, the best in the League. We have not made them run backwards. We were doing well but with the ball we didn’t give ourselves the break we needed”, he said.

The local coach appeared at a press conference in Montilivi with his head held high. “The second part the script goes here, but we have already applied some pressure and the goal has come to us. We have still taken one more step, putting risk, the team has worked with high intensity, minimizing a lot of scoring chances. There have not been more than this great Barça, who have only conceded six goals”, he stated.

“For me it’s a draw. I don’t remember a Barça game in which I have shot so little on goal, it seems to me that there were three shots. We have worked very well to stop Xavi’s team, which has everything, in attack and defense,” he added.

Besides, Míchel explained his expulsion in the last minutes. “Two lacks of continuity to Arnau, it’s not that we’re going to score a goal, but I wanted that inertia to keep pressing. We were hooking our people. I took a step forward, I got into the field and he sent me off. He didn’t have The referee has no influence. It makes me feel bad because I’m going to lose two games”, he confessed.

“I think that we have done a first round from less to more, in terms of performance it has been very stable. We have mistakes that can complicate us, but I am proud of this squad, we are in a good growth phase. I hope that in a few years it will talk about a stable Girona in the First Division”, he finished.