Xavi Hernández, Barça coach, has found one of those responsible for the team’s gray play in this stretch of the season:
press criticism. According to the Barça coach, the criticism from the media “without a doubt they affect” to his footballers, and also sets himself as an example in his time as a player.
This is how the coach expressed himself to the media: “Without a doubt the criticism from the press affects. Without a doubt.
Situations and scenarios are generated that are not real.” “It happened to me when I was a soccer player.and it happens now to my players,” Xavi insists on his idea.
And he says that it was especially noticeable at the beginning:
“It has affected in the first part. Not in the second. “Especially for half an hour, until the penalty against Ferran.”
“There the team has been recognizable and good,” Xavi argues about what he saw after passing through the locker room.
But, in case it wasn’t clear, he continues with the same idea:
“They are too affected by what is said.”
Barça, against Alavés, conceded a goal in the 20th second of the match after an error by Gundogan.
LewandowskiAfter the break, he came back in the duel with a double to avoid a new Barça disaster.