MADRID, 30 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The coach of FC Barcelona, , who was surely not affected by the hostile environment he experienced at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys.
“We played well, I’m happy with the game, we were able to score more goals,” he said at a press conference, where he was also asked about Sergio Ramos, formerly of Real Madrid, who was very whistled in Barcelona and made it 1-0 on his own. door. “Sergio is a spectacular defender, he has a lot of merit at his age to be at the top level. He had the misfortune of scoring an own goal but he played a remarkable game, he played very well and is a great professional. I wish him the best “, he claimed.
“Sergio grows in these environments, it was a disgraceful goal. He goes to defend and it rebounds and goes in, it is a misfortune for him and Sevilla, but he played a great game,” he added.
On the other hand, Xavi highlighted his pride that Barça plays with young youth players like Gavi, Balde, Lamine and Fermín who came on “very well” for the injured Raphinha in the first half. “Fermín is a great player, capable of being a Barça footballer for many years. If he is at this level he will continue with us. He has come in very well and has been especially good,” he stated.
“It is a pleasure and I am proud that such young players, who have left home, perform and perform in this way, making a difference. Gavi, Lamine, Balde, Fermín have played a great game. It is surprising and I think it has a lot of merit “The normal thing is to take responsibility at 25, 26 years old, and to these, add Pedri, it’s their turn at 18, 19, 16 years old,” he added, praising once again an “essential” Gavi.
Furthermore, Xavi, who hoped that Raphinha’s injury would not go beyond the national team break, referred to the duel that will decide the leadership this day. “I have a birthday party and I can’t watch the game (Girona-Real Madrid). May the best win, we can be leaders or not, today’s victory is welcome, we have won and played well, against a great team. Very good worked hard by his coach,” he said.