Barcelona v Frankfurt: Xavi: “It was not a problem of attitude, but of football”

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Barcelona v Frankfurt: Xavi: “It was not a problem of attitude, but of football”
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Eintracht Frankfurt fans were not ready to give up at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt. First with his players, then alone. After the duel, German fans sang a cappella anthem. A tie with a taste for victory for the Frankfurt team, a similar sentiment to Barcelona. “We talked about it in the last one with the players: we had no luck in the draw. Farming has harmed us and the environment as well. We played the semi-finals at home. He has confused us a lot. We were not comfortable. We get satisfied not because of the game, but because of the result”, analyzed Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona’s draw in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals.

Intrachat Pt.


Trap, Obite Ndika, Hinteregger, Tuta, Jibril So, Filip Kostic, Kristijn Jakic (Rd, Min. 88), Ansar Knauf, Santos Borre (Ragnar Eche, Min. 88), Daiichi Kamada (Almamy Tour, Min. 80) and Jesper Lindstrom (Jens Hauge, Min. 72)



Ter Stegen, Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo, Pique (Clement Lenglet, Min. 22), Alba, Pedri, Gavi (Frankie de Jong, Min. 61), Busquets, Adama Traore (Osmane Dembele, Min. 61), Ferran Torres and aubameyang

aim 1-0 min. 47: Ansar Knauf. 1-1 min. 65: Ferran Torres.

punch srijan jovanovic

yellow card Filip Kostic (Min. 46), Tuta (Min. 60) and Kristijn Jakic (Min. 81)

red card Broken (Min 77)

Barcelona stuck in Frankfurt. “It was difficult for us to find Pedri and Gavi”, Xavi justified. The Azulgrana team dominated the ball (67% possession), as well as delivered twice as many passes as Eintracht (638 to 315). However, Barca lacked rhythm. “We have been rough with the ball”, underlined the Barca coach. And soon after, he pointed to the pitch: “The pitch didn’t help. , A view shared by each of the Azulgrana participating in the media with rights in Frankfurt. “It was difficult for us to play fast and keep control. The terrain was not great,” Busquets said. Ferran Torres confirms Barca captain: “The ground was not in the best condition. It’s not an excuse as we have high quality players.” And Eric Garcia concludes: “After seeing how the field was and how the game is going, it’s not a bad result”.

In any case, Barca gave their football a boost after passing through the changing room, especially after Xavi sent Dembele and de Jong to the field. “Everyone deserves to play, but in the end only eleven enter”, explained the coach, the absence of the French and German. In the first half, Barcelona tried two shots (one on goal) for Eintracht’s eight (three). The duel ended with 16 shots from Azulgrana for seven (three) over the German team (five). “It was difficult for us to start from the back in the first part,” said Eric Garcia. “Our goal is because of the talent of the players”, observed Xavi, adding that the partnership between de Jong and Ferran Torres, which ended in a draw for the Valencia striker.

Barcelona take one point from Frankfurt after four consecutive wins. However, he maintains an undefeated 14 games. The last time Barca had nothing left was on 20 January, when they fell in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey against Athletic. “We know where we came from. Now it’s our turn to enjoy. We’ve earned it the hard way”, explained Eric Garcia, who was left without his teammate in defense after 20 minutes. According to Barcelona, ​​PK, who has a problem with his left leg joint, will have to undergo further tests to confirm the extent of the injury. “Gerard was like this for a long time, let’s hope it’s nothing,” Xavi said.

The Barca coach celebrates the result in Germany and is already looking at the Camp Nou. “We need Camp Nou to become a pressure cooker in the second stage, this is Europe and here everything gets complicated”, concludes Xavi.

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