The pending tasks of Xavi Hernández for the improvement of Barça


  • Xavi Hernández got Barça’s first away win of the season against Villarreal

  • The culé team gave obvious signs of defensive weakness in many moments of the game

  • The coach acknowledged that Villarreal did not deserve to lose

Xavi Hernández is bringing results to Barça, but he still has a lot of work ahead of him. Despite the fact that the Blaugrana team reaped their first away victory in this league, the team gave the worst image in these first three games of the Catalan coach on the bench.

Only the first 20 minutes are saved from Barcelona against Villarreal. The 1-3 harvested at La Cerámica does not reflect what was on the field. The defensive gaps that the culé team presented were evident. In many moments of the game, the man was marked as that of Eric García on Moi Gómez that they left the entire left band of the yellow submarine at will to be attacked and that after the game he explained.

“They sought superiority within and Eric had to jump to equalize. Abde had to be attentive to help but the defensive work of the team in general has been spectacular. Sometimes you have to start there. ”

Barça met with Frankie de Jong’s goal, but from there it was diluted again. Emery introduced changes and knew how to overcome Xavi’s men with growth, thus achieving a tie. It was only at the end with a long ball from Ter Stegen and the penalty to Coutinho when Villarreal was already discouraged, which made the score bigger.

“Villarreal today has not deserved to lose”

The Barça coach analyzed the match on the microphones of Movistar + and although he is happy with the changes that the team has undergone in these weeks, I knew how to recognize that the rival deserved more.

“We have played a game against a great team, it has cost us a lot. We have dominated less than I anticipated but in the end we were lucky to find the Memphis goal and the penalty. We played against a great team. We have had a bad time at times and we have reached the tie in a silly throw-in. They are three points of gold, in the situation we are in is holy water. You have to have a little luck because Villarreal today did not deserve to lose “.

“There are times when these types of matches in which they dominate you. We tried at halftime to adjust that high pressure but they do very well with Pino and Danjuma and they have subdued us and we suffered. We started well in the second half but we try to improve, dominate more with the ball. We get three gold points. ”


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