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Xavi leaves a ‘message’ for Madrid after drawing against Espanyol: “The leader lost here”

The Barca coach, Xavi Hernandezacknowledged that this Sunday’s point is “insufficient” although he also saw the game lost against Spanish, something that “would have been very unfair” for what they did in the field of the Catalan neighbor. And he recalled that the leader Real Madrid lost in Cornellá, alluding to the 2-1 loss of the Blue and Whites in the first round in October.

“We have created chances and in those moments we have to sentence the matches. When Gavi’s goal is annulled, that’s when we were better and then they mark us, ”he began by saying. “We took an insufficient point but we took a point. Here the leader lost”, recalled the coach.

The culé team saved the tie in the 96th minute with a Luuk de Jong’s header and had made it 0-1 in the second minute through Pedri. However, between Sergi Darder and Raúl de Tomás, they were in charge of coming back from the game.

We have changed the system and the public is not heard. I have opted for paper. We have risked but we have taken a point, it has been good for us the entry of fresh people. We continue to have faith, we have been intense in many phases. We have not played excellent but we have played a game to win it“, He said.

On the other hand, Xavi He referred to Piqué’s expulsion and Araujo’s injury, as casualties for the visit to Mestalla, and valued Dembélé’s return, recalling that “is one more”. “At the moment it seems that they are discomforts, he already had them during the week. She has been resenting. Piqué is a very important loss because he is showing character and leadership. We are going to compete with Napoli and Valencia, against whatever comes and with whatever we have”, he pointed.

Now we are managing to score, before it cost us more. Now we have a goal but we concede. For sensations we have made merits to win it“, finished.

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