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In Barcelona they blame the constitution: "The phenomenon of wasting time has become a joke" | Israel today

2022-08-14T05:15:43.989Z

After the disappointing 0:0 against Rayo Vallecano in the opening round of the Spanish league, Xavi blamed FIFA: "Football needs to change the rules to be like in basketball - every time the game is not played, time stops"



After 3 seasons without a championship, Barcelona did everything this summer to build a team that could compete with Real Madrid for the title in Spain.

Yesterday (Saturday), after quite a lot of preparations, a game trip in the USA, and purchased players who arrived with great fanfare, the Catalans hosted Rayo Vicano for the first game in the Spanish league. Unfortunately for Xavi and his players, the celebration turned into a disappointment with a 0:0, which showed that They still have a lot of work to do to connect all the procurement players that have arrived.

In the Spanish media, there were already those who attacked Xavi and claimed that his statistics and success rates are lower than coaches who did not last at the Camp Nou in recent years.

Among others, you can find Ernesto Valverde (66%), Kika Stein (64%) and Ronald Koeman (58.2%).

At the same time, there were those in the media who said that the football that Barça is currently showing under the club's past contact, is much better than the coaches who were thrown out of the club.

Xavi himself commented on Rayo's time wasting and said after the game: "The phenomenon of wasting time in soccer has already become a joke. Soccer needs to adopt the required approach, and change the rules to be like in basketball - whenever the game is not played, time stops. Soccer is the sport The only one that doesn't act like that yet. UEFA always defends fair play, so why isn't it doing anything here?"

Xavi with De Jong.

Will the Dutchman stay?

On the ability of the players, including Robert Lewandowski, he added: "It's only a matter of time until Robert starts scoring in bunches. I'm satisfied with Robert's performance today. He worked for the team, and did a lot of hard work. He, like all the other players, is disappointed with the result, and knows we must continue work and improve".

On the situation of Frankie de Jong, who entered as a substitute and is still a candidate to move to Chelsea: "De Jong is not a reserve player for me, he is an important player and I have already said this several times. I don't know what will happen, but I am convinced that if he stays in the team, he will continue to be a significant player ".

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Source: israelhayom

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