Spanish coach Xavi Hernandez, head coach of FC Barcelona, made a surprising statement regarding the own goal of Sevilla player Sergio Ramos in the match that took place between them in the league.
The Catalan club were able to secure victory with an unanswered goal, temporarily raising their tally to 20 points at the top of the La Liga standings ahead of Real’s match with Girona.
It is worth noting that Barca will be preparing to face Porto (Portugal) next Wednesday in the second round of the Champions League group stage.
Xavi surprised Ramos after scoring for Barcelona
Xavi said in press statements after the meeting: “Lamine and Ramos in 2016? Football is crazy, it’s life circumstances, it’s unexpected, Sergio is still playing and he was good today.
He said of him at a press conference: “He is a fantastic defender. He has a lot of advantages at his age to continue playing at the first level. He is a great professional. I wish him all the best. He was unlucky to score today.” own goal, but he has a lot of merit and I respect him.”
He stressed: “Sergio Ramos thrives in these conditions. What happened was bad luck, but I think he played a great match in my opinion.”
“We are suffering a lot,” he continued. I think we played well. We attacked very well. The only thing missing is a goal. I’m happy and satisfied with the match. This was one of our best matches. We created opportunities.”
He added: “We played good football against a great Sevilla team, Europa League champions.”
He concluded: “The result in Mallorca was not very negative. “We were ineffective.”