Xavi Hernandez Talks on Draw with Granada


Xavi Hernandez, has voiced his displeasure with Joao Felix’s goal against Granada that was disallowed due to interference from Ferran Torres, who was crossing the line.

Disallowed Felix Goal

Barcelona launched a last-ditch effort to equalize the score at 2-2. Felix looked to have done the trick in the 94th minute. However, Torres’ attempt to head the ball from an offside position was later called interference, ending the jubilation.

Felix’s goal dismissed? Ferran appears to meddle in the play, but we’re not sure with whom. With whom is he meddling? I’m not sure,” Xavi Hernandez said, according to AS.

Felix’s goal can be given by the referee in the same way that he can rule it out. Torres doesn’t get in the way because the ball still ends up where it is, whether Ferran leaps or not.

We would be talking about a strong comeback if the final goal hadn’t been disallowed, he said.

Evaluation of the match from Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez made the decision to use Ilkay Gundogan as his pivot. Gavi and Fermin Lopez supporting him in the middle. Oriol Romeu was thus kept off the pitch, but the Blaugrana appeared to transform when he entered the game in the second half.

“We were very good with Gundogan in the pivot position, and then Romeu was very good. Changed the system a little in the second half, with a four-diamond tactic in the midfield, in order to destabilize the opponent, and I think it went well. We deserved to win,” he explained. The manager went on to say that despite giving up two goals early in the game, his team controlled the game. Moreover, he added that winning after falling behind 0–2 is a feat in and of itself.

Barca totally dominated the game and created chances. We deserved more, but we also paid for our mistakes. Barca created plenty of chances to win the match and take the three points.

“We can’t go on the pitch like that and concede after 20 seconds,” Xavi Hernandez said, acknowledging that his team’s early goal allowed was just intolerable. This is not possible.

We were aware that Bryan is a football player who is difficult to stop and that he is like a bullet. Today, he scored two goals.

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