Xavi Hernández durante el Barça Rayo de LaLiga


Xavi, after the draw against Rayo: "We had generated many expectations..."

Published:14/08/2022 - 00:45h

Updated:14/08/2022 - 00:45h

FC Barcelona already knows that there is much to improve at this start of the season. Xavi Hernández has shown his face in the press room and reviewed the performance of his team against Rayo Vallecano at the Spotify Camp Nou

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The tie of the FC Barcelona against the Ray Vallecano in the first party of LaLiga Santander 2022-2023 has left feelings found regarding the team trained by Xavi Hernández, although there is something very clear: it Is very soon to take out conclusions, but yes that it is true that the trainer egarense has to look for solutions to leave backwards the errors that committed the Barça in front of a Madrilenian group that knew to defend well and that almost them 'kill' in the few opportunities that had.

In press conference, the one of Terrassa has reviewed the keys of the tie of his team in the Spotify Camp Nou and has explained that understands that there is disappointment regarding the first staged official of the team, because they generated a lot of expectations after the signings and the pre-season. Also it took advantage of for elogiar to players like Marc-André ter Stegen, Frenkie Of Jong or Robert Lewandowski, with performances very stood out.

"It is necessary to analyse well the party, improve and follow believing in the model and follow working"

Of the feelings post-party, Xavi aimed that "I understand the disappointment, had generated a lot of expectations. It is necessary to analyse well the party, improve and follow believing in the model and follow working", adding that the fans has to be patient to see the best version of the team. "The Ray has defended very well. It has cost us generate more than the normal. A penalty because we wanted to show to the people that are in the good way. It is a disappointment, but ask patience".

On the failures of the team and the 'reason' of the tie, the trainer of the Barça aimed that "the external game already have it. Today the inner game went through the third man. We have done it three or four times very well, but also has been missing effectiveness. Attack better and generate occasions", ensuring, also, that "have not done the best party. We are disappointed. It can be that the expectations that have generated have happened a bit. It is a bit insufficient".

Protagonists of the night

Marc-André ter Stegen appeared in the party like one of the 'culprits' of the tie, place had two very clear interventions to save to his. On the guardameta, Xavi aimed that "it is important. Always we speak to dominate the areas. Today it has been very well. He was conscious that we had to improve in goal. It has had two decisive performances. Pena that we have not hit in the another area. I gladden me by him".

"If Frenkie is with us, goes to be a footballer that goes us to give. More with this attitude".

Also it spoke of a Frenkie of Jong that, although it seems 'sentenced' to go out, improved a lot to the team with his entrance in the second part to substitute to Gavi in the medullary. Regarding his exert and role, cleared that the Dutch "is not acting. Already I have said it. It is an important player. If it is with us, it goes to be a footballer that goes us to give. More with this attitude".

The one of Terrassa was questioned by Robert Lewandowski, the one who for the first time in eight years has not marked in the debut suspender belt of his team: "I Am satisfied because it works by the team. It controls very well and it throws a hand to the team. But, of course, we need a bit more than effectiveness. That has been the main problem of the team today. Robert and all are a bit disappointed by the result. It is question of time that mark differences".

'Dardo' of Xavi to the UEFA

Finally, Xavi left a very clear message to the UEFA and the representatives of the arbitration by the effective time of game in the football, something that he does not explain and thinks that, right now, are doing the ridiculous. "The other day we had a meeting with the referees. It seems me ridiculous that do not apply the effective time in the football. What expect to have effective times? I think that we are doing the ridiculous. It does not put the UEFA fair-play? As this is fair-play", sentenced.

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