Xavi Hernández: “We have suffered but in the end we have enjoyed”


The FC Barcelona coach, Xavi Hernández, confessed the suffering he experienced this Sunday at La Cerámica, serving a suspension in the stands, although in the end they ended up “enjoying” a victory (3-4) against a “complicated” Villarreal at home.

“We have suffered but in the end we have enjoyed ourselves. We have dominated a large part of the game, especially in the second half. We have been good in the opposite field, we have played high and we have made good circulation of the ball,” he said after the match.

Barça started suffering but went 0-2 in two blows. However, Xavi’s box did not know how to save the income or prevent the ‘submarine’ from continuing to attack. “With the 0-2 loss we have conceded too much and Villarreal has grown and generated another game,” he said.

“Today it was difficult for us defensively, but I’m satisfied with how we came out in the second half and how we came back from a difficult stadium. We took a step forward in attack, in defence, but we conceded too much,” he added.

Xavi was asked about Fermín’s debut and, above all, about a Yamal Lamine who, at 16, was the best in the game. “When I was 18 years old, they bet on me and I have no problem putting people from the academy who do well, are talented and who work, Fermín is an example. In recent years, players with a high level have come out and it is necessary to trust them. the Masía”, he pointed out.

“The expectations with Lamine are very high because he is a differential player, smart and almost always makes the right decision. This is the most important thing in a soccer player,” he added.

Besides, the technician culé celebrated the “hunger” of a Ferran that, like against the Cádiz, jumped of the bench with goal. “Ferran is hungry. He wants to succeed at Barça. He is a humble, hard-working boy and I am very happy for him. Today he brings us back from a game we were losing,” he said.

“Frenkie was really exceptional last season. He played some games where he was the best midfielder in the world. He has personality, he breaks lines and I think he plays in the position he’s happy with. Now he’s in the best shape since he came to Barcelona.” , he finished, about another great game from the Dutchman.