Xavi, about Madrid-Almería: “I already said that there were things that didn't fit me”


The coach of FC Barcelona, controversy of Real Madrid, of which he did not hesitate to leave his doubts about the referee's performance.

“What is happening to us is our fault. We had the game under control, with 0-2 and we gave a lot of facilities. I am worried about the areas, but above all ours. We have one of the best first parts of the season, a game to win more comfortably,” he said at a press conference.

“We have to dominate the game and we find ourselves at 2-2. It is very unfair, but we have to do many things well to win. In the end we came back from a game that we should have won before. Sometimes we lack concentration, but the team shows that it is a family, that it is united. We have mistakes, which must be minimized, but it is a great game, it is a very important game, one of the best games of the season, despite conceding two goals. We have taken a step forward “he added.

On the other hand, Xavi, who did not want to point out Robert Lewandowski with his change, praised Pau Cubarsí, with 16 years in the team like Lamine Yamal. “It has a lot of merit to play with two 16-year-old boys, it has a lot of merit. It's Barça, La Masia. Yamal also makes a difference today,” he said.

Furthermore, the Barça coach was asked about Real Madrid's controversial comeback against Almería in the previous round. “I stick with Garitano's words and with a reflection that Alfredo Relaño has made, he is a good, very good journalist as well. And Garitano's words, that if we speak they sanction us, but everyone has seen it,” he said.

“I already said it in Getafe, that it will be very difficult to win this League, that there were things that did not fit me. To continue working, there are 18 games left and as far as we can go. There are things that we do not control, everyone has seen it. world today. I remember in Getafe, the penalty, the penalty against Raphinha in Vallecas, Joao Félix's goal in Granada that we would have six more points. They are not excuses, they are realities,” he added.