Xavi Hernández during Barça-Almería


Xavi's timid and ineffective talk at half-time between Madrid and Barça in the Super Cup

Published:15/01/2024 - 19:37h

Updated:15/01/2024 - 19:37h

Xavi Hernández, apparently affected by what the Barça team showed in the first half of the Madrid-Barça Super Cup match, chose not to 'reprimand' his players at half-time and focused more on making specific comments about the game of the team

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The FC Barcelona has crashed head-on with the raw reality: his style of game is not sufficient to compete with teams of first level. After a series of victories to the start of this 2024, winning to UD The Palms (1-2), UD Barbastro (2-3) and Osasuna (2-0), finally had to confront to a rival 'weighed' as the Real Madrid, the one who exposed all and each one of the weaknesses of the Barcelona picture.

The command of the game by part of the combined merengue was so overwhelming that to the rest already had the practically resolved commitment, with a conclusive 3-1 and a Vinícius Júnior 'endiablado' that attained to convert a 'hat-trick' in front of a defence culé that it did not have his best day. In spite of the relatively comfortable advantage in the electronic, still remained 45' and in a Classical at all can take for granted. Especially considering that the combined Catalan has answered in more than an occasion when they have him 'tightened the nuts' from the changing room.

Xavi no 'agitated' to the changing room in the rest of the Madrid-Barça

Nevertheless, as it informs 'ACE', the talk of Xavi Hernández in the rest was far to be a called forceful to change the course of the party. The referred source sustains that, given the poor performance of the FC Barcelona in the first-half, the players expected that the one of Terrassa showed raging as it did it in the rest of the party against the Almería, striking things and shouting to all lung. But at the end, this no sucedió.

The egarense, in the halftime of the clash between Madrilenian and Catalans, seemed to have little interest in speaking, limiting to give precise instructions, urging to his players to engage with the club and little more. In fact, a quoted witness by the source affirmed that Hernández seemed to have lost the motivation.

Finally, the team did not attain revertir the situation and his attitude in the field was not the most suitable, so much that the second half was a mere formality in which the Real Madrid annotated another goal, but at all more than this. The Barça showed apathetic and without solutions, in front of the imminent loss of the first title of the season, now will have to begin to enderezar quickly the course if it does not want to leave escape the contests that still has for contesting. From already, the combined blaugrana has to centre in his nearer challenges: the crossing of Glass of the King against the Unionistas of Salamanca (18/01) and the party of LaLiga against the Real Betis (21/01).

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