Barcelona head coach Spaniard Javi Hernandez expressed his admiration for the team’s players despite the delay against Osasuna.
The Catalan team faced their colleague Osasuna in the fourth round of the 2023-2024 Spanish Premier League and won two to one.
The El Sadar Stadium, Osasuna’s stronghold, saw the away team win with two goals from Conde and Robert Lewandowski against the home team’s goal scored by Ávila.
Thus, Barça finished third in the La Liga standings with 10 points, while Osasuna froze in tenth place in the La Liga standings with 6 points.
Xavi’s first reaction after Barcelona’s victory over Osasuna
Xavi spoke at a press conference, saying: “At many points we controlled the match, and when we needed to gather more strength, we attacked several places in the first half. Sometimes it’s difficult because they’re good defensively, but we have to step up our game.”
And he added: “Lewandowski? Sometimes we are too demanding. Robert gave us the last four points. We talked about a more centralized role, even if he doesn’t touch as many balls.”
And he said: “We were excellent in the second half against Villarreal, that’s the goal, that’s the difference, but after that you have to be able to play and suffer without the ball. Today they annoyed us with balls inside the penalty area.” , but we did an excellent job, and it is difficult to do it in sadar.”
And he added: “Lewandowski scored two goals in two matches in a row, you can not say that he is going through bad times.”
And he continued: “The team is still gaining the necessary level of football, we are gaining it, but we have not reached the stage of perfection yet. We must achieve this difference, but we work and we know how to suffer. Many positions were still open and the team was understaffed.
And he continued: “The referee was 10 out of 10 today, especially the fourth referee, who spoke and never got nervous. I talked to him and we calmed down, it helped us a lot.
Trainer completed barca: “The team gets what we want, sometimes we play very well, but today not so, but we have 10 points out of 12 and we need to continue on this path. Lamin Yamal created 3 clear chances on the flank. I’m happy with his game.”