Xavi Hernández, coach of Barcelona, recognized after the match against Mallorca that his team did two wrong mistakes who ended up punishing him. In the statements of DAZN, the Catalan coach explained that “the problem is that they improved on our mistake when the ball was released. Then when we played better we made another defensive mistake. It was a stroke. These are unforced errors that shouldn’t happen, especially in these tight and intense games. We created four or five clear chances, but we had too many. They were two brilliant which wrongly forced us to row more than necessary. In the end the draw was not enough for us.”
Xavi highlighted the contribution of Lamine Yamal. “We want to take care of him. He is a talented, unique player. It does a lot of things and has a lot of maturity. It can give us a lot but we have to take care and take care of it. “I’m happy with his contribution,” he said.
As he explained, “we took control of the game after the tie and we had it 1-2 many times, but a mistake on our part set us back. “Because of our mistakes we didn’t win today.”
Xavi admits it “We have to improve the defense. Last season he gave us solidity. Now we are focused, but they are two specific mistakes of ours that should not happen. They don’t deserve it”
And about the non-signaled penalty, he first acknowledged that “I didn’t see it.” And after seeing the pictures, he commented that “I think the Mallorca player doesn’t touch the ball, we have to see if there was contact… The VAR called the referee and decided no. It looks like there is contact, but these are very difficult decisions for the referee”