Javi Hernandez, coach of FC Barcelona, commented on his team’s victory over Athletic Bilbao in the 25th round of the Spanish league with a goal without an answer.
This lifted Barcelona to 65 points and topped the La Liga table, 9 points ahead of Real Madrid in second place with 56 points.
The two teams are scheduled to meet on March 19 as part of the 26th round of the La Liga championship.
Xavi’s powerful comment after beating Athletic Bilbao
Javi Hernandez said at a press conference after the meeting: “You got the decisions in the Negrera case early and that makes me sad. But I have nothing to add. I can’t say more.
He continued: “In the dressing room, we didn’t talk about the Negrera issue, whether we can stay away from Europe or anything else… We have to focus. We are professionals. The President has already spoken.
He added: It’s just that I think we’ve been hit hard. It’s a tough stadium and it’s hard for any team to win. They also put a lot of pressure on the fans, for us this is a golden victory.
He continued by saying: I deeply respect everyone’s opinion. The public has a first opinion, but I will give my opinion: what happened today in San Mames makes me sad.
He added: “I am proud of the way the team plays. The team inspires me. Today, 10 players bounced off a corner within 3 seconds. This applies to players like Xavi. I am excited. It is very difficult for this to happen, what has happened tells you a lot.
He continued: I respect the San Mames fans, they have always treated me very well. This runner from San Mames surprises me today and saddens me with a stadium that has always treated us well. I think it’s wrong to judge before sentencing.
He concluded by saying, “Today was the final and it’s not yet the time to think about El Clasico and I believe the team has achieved a personal and vital victory for the future of the league.”
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