“We were robbed of another penalty”, plague Xavi after the draw against Manchester United
The Barça coach believes that a hand from a Manchester United player should have been…
The Barça coach believes that a hand from a Manchester United player should have been sanctioned in the area.
Xavi (coach of FC Barcelona, after the draw against Manchester United in the first leg of the Europa League) : “I’m happy with the draw. It’s hard to be, because we are Barça, but we competed against a team of a spectacular level, one of the best in Europe, with a very strong unit. We managed to raise our intensity to the level of theirs, we even dominated at times… We showed character, we progressed mentally, and in that sense, I think we were very good.
We did not manage to win, draw, and we will see what will happen on the return. But I’m quite happy with the draw and the team. (On refereeing) We have been robbed of another penalty. It’s not the first time: in Milan in the Champions League, there… I don’t know why they stopped whistling penalties for hands now. It seems unbelievable, unbelievable“. Comments collected at a press conference.