Xavi Hernández, entrenador del FC Barcelona


Xavi explains the reason for Vitor Roque's situation and Lewandowski's change

Published:14/05/2024 - 00:30h

Updated:14/05/2024 - 00:30h

In a press conference after FC Barcelona's victory against Real Sociedad, Xavi Hernández gave details about the current situation of Vitor Roque, who did not gain minutes in Montjuïc, and the replacement of Lewandowski who was not happy on the bench

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There is too much tension in the FC Barcelona in this final stretch of the season, more than the normal. The team does not cross by his best moment and will finish the course litigating for putting in the Supercopa of Spain 2025. It is not the ideal situation and, at the same time, are battling too many 'wars', as the one of a Vitor Roque that, as diverse informations, will go out of the City Condal six months after landing in the team.

The situation with the Brazilian forward is alarming, because it has happened careless and almost on tiptoe in the plans of Xavi Hernández. They are five parties of consecutive League without playing and this Monday, in front of the Real Sociedad, went back to remain in the bench. The trainer egarense substituted to Robert Lewandowski and, in paper, Roque was the relief... But Ferran Torres went past of him to act as false nine.

Xavi clears the wrap with Vitor Roque

The surprise was maximum in direct, but Xavi has wanted to diminish the controversy in room of press and cleared that the reason by which, in this occasion, 'Triguinho' remained without minutes was because it had suffered a hit in the ankle that had had him between cottons before announcing the list of summoned. Besides, it aimed that any decision will take in the breast of the club without loaning attention to the threats of his surroundings.

In concrete, Xavi has puntualizado that, in the case of Roque (and the rest of players), "the decisions will take them to internal level. I do not answer to representatives. It suffered a hit in the ankle and was between cottons, therefore almost it has not heated". In total, the footballer of 19 years has contested 13 parties with alone 310 minutes, with two goals in LaLiga. It remained without debuting in Champions League and Supercopa of Spain.

Problem with Lewandowski?

On the other hand, the one of Terrrassa has spoken on the replacement of a Lewandowski that did not see happy in the bench: "we have changed It because there are a lot of parties and by a tactical subject. We needed more legs. I understand to the footballer. We have done a big effort and Robert has done a very good work. I understand the anger of the footballer, to me neither liked me that they changed me, but have to think in the group. We needed more high pressure and physical tone, think in the team. It is a tactical subject. It is not a personal subject, think in the very collective".

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