Xavi Hernandez, Barcelona coach Revealed that he was satisfied with the victory and getting 3 points. Because it was the goal that he and his team wanted the most.
Azulgrana beat Elche 2-1 in La Liga on Sunday. Resulting in the merit thrown from Catalunya, collecting 48 points from 26 games on the field, still fighting for space in the Champions League with Real Betis and Atletico Madrid.
After the game, the Barcelona boss revealed that he was very satisfied with the efforts of his players who did not give up. Before turning the situation around to win the victory when Memphis De Pai killed the penalty at the end of the game.
“We have made a great effort to win. But we are not as effective as other matches,” Xabi said.
“The penalty gave us a valuable victory as we continued our fight. We are up 3rd (before the Real Betis v Atletico Madrid game) and we are still on the right track. We deserve to win.”
Barcelona will face Galatasaray in their Europa League round of 16 first leg on Thursday. Followed by a duel with Osasuna in La Liga next week.
Shortly after, Elche were left apoplectic as the ball struck Jordi Alba on the arm in the area. Yet the referee was unmoved despite huge appeals for a penalty of their own.
Unused substitute Javier Pastore was sent off for his protestations, while Elche boss Francisco Rodriguez and striker Pere Milla were seen in an animated conversation with Xavi after the final whistle.
Ufabet Asked what was happening during that exchange, Xavi replied: “Nothing, no more. Don’t give it more importance. They are situations resulting from tension.