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“The State Of The Pitch Has Harmed Us”- Xavi In His Post-Match Conference After The Lackluster Draw Against Getafe

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Xavi Hernandez, the head coach of FC Barcelona, expressed his dissatisfaction with the state of the pitch after the recent match against Getafe. He believes that the poor condition of the pitch had a negative impact on the performance of both teams and affected the quality of the game. Xavi also acknowledged that his team did not play their best and that they were lucky to come away with a point.

Xavi In His Post-Match Conference

In his post-match comments, according to Marca, the Barca head coach, said, “The state of the pitch has harmed us. Yesterday, we trained with a dry pitch. I have been criticized a lot for the issue of the surface. Today, everyone has seen it. It is very difficult to play like this; it is bad for the spectacle. The ball gets stuck; it is even worse for Getafe. It is essential that it is in good condition. It is not an excuse, and we have to recover our feelings.”

Despite his disappointment with the pitch, Xavi acknowledged that his team did not play their best game. He stated, “We took a point that is not bad at all considering how uncomfortable we were.” Xavi also expressed concern about an injury to one of his players, Sergi Busquets, and said that they would have to wait and see how serious it is.

Xavi head coach of Barcelona
Spanish referee Javier Iglesias Villanueva (L) speaks with Barcelona’s Spanish coach Xavi during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 22, 2023. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP) (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Xavi On Barcelona’s Rich Run Of Form In the La Liga

Xavi recognized they are having a good season at Camp Nou so far but warned against complacency. He said, “We are having a good season in the league, but we must not fall asleep. We have some very important games coming up.” He also talked about his team’s tactics and how they had tried to get their fullbacks to come inside, but the poor condition of the pitch made it difficult.

In his comments, Xavi also mentioned the importance of having a healthy squad and expressed hope that they would be able to recover some players soon. He said, “I hope that next week we can recover two or three players. It is not an excuse, we have a good squad, and I am satisfied. From there, we need to minimize injuries and recover players. We will plan for next season and see what went wrong this season.”

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