Xavi: “We don't sentence and in the end we end up suffering”

Far from being upset by the final part of the match in which Las Palmas was able to achieve a draw, Xavi Hernández was very satisfied with the performance of his players and hoped that Real Madrid would not win to recover points.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
30 March 2024 Saturday 04:22
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Xavi: “We don't sentence and in the end we end up suffering”

Far from being upset by the final part of the match in which Las Palmas was able to achieve a draw, Xavi Hernández was very satisfied with the performance of his players and hoped that Real Madrid would not win to recover points.

“The analysis is positive. We played a good game, going well into space and I think we missed more goals than normal and that made us suffer more. The result is short, we have had very clear opportunities to sentence. "We have controlled and dominated, we have earned merits to win more comfortably, it is the summary of the season and like other times we did not make a judgment and in the end we ended up suffering," said the coach. In addition, he hoped that they have to “win in Cádiz. "We have to see what Madrid does, because we want to compete with them in the league, but it doesn't depend on us."

The Barça coach had words of praise for the night's scorer, Raphinha: “He is the player who best attacks spaces and today he makes the difference again. He is intense in the pressure. Sometimes he goes too fast, but that also gives us a lot,” he noted.

Asked about his future and after Yuste's words in which he assured that they will try to convince him to stay, Xavi threw the ball out. “Now to rest for a few days and think about PSG. Nothing else. Rafa is a friend. I love him too much. This scenario is better than one in which the coach has to be fired.”

Finally, he hoped that Real Madrid would not beat Athletic. “Hopefully, we have done our homework by winning and we will see how the day goes tomorrow. It's a shame because it doesn't depend on us. We hope we can reduce points in these two days,” he concluded.