The trainer of the FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, has pronounced this Saturday on the statement of real Madrid in relation to the Negreira case, in which the white team has announced that it will decide on the “actions it deems appropriate” this Sunday in an urgent meeting of the Board of Directors after the Prosecutor’s Office has denounced the blaugrana club and its former presidents, Sandro Rosell and Josep María Bartomeu, for alleged crimes of corruption between individuals in the sports field, unfair administration and document falsification.
“I don’t know if they feel harmed. You ask them tomorrow when they meet”, the Catalan answered when asked about whether the Madrid entity has felt harmed by the arbitration scandal that splashes the Catalans.
The coach has also revealed that the club’s president, Joan Laporta, has sent a message of calm to the squad and has urged them to focus on purely sporting matters. “He tells us to be calmthat we are for football, this is what suits me and occupies me”, he assured.
Xavi also wanted to make it clear that the statement from the white team “it will not destabilize us” one week from the league Classic, “in any case, Vinícius, Modric and Courtois will do it”, he pointed out, at the same time that he has avoided getting wet about whether he believes that the times in which Real Madrid have broken their silence have been with this Objective: “I can’t get into the opponent’s skin”.
The culé coach, on the other hand, affirmed that “we are working the same, the same as last week and a year ago. Nothing more. We have not talked about extra-sports issues“.
Regarding the action prepared by the Athletic fans, whom they will face this Sunday, throw tickets with the colors of FC Barcelona onto the field As a protest against the Negreira case, Hernández pointed out that “I don’t think it will harm us, it’s a soccer game,” and indicated that “winning or losing tomorrow’s game will not depend on what happens in the stands.”
They will go to San Mamés with everything to try to maintain the great advantage that separates them from Real Madrid and they will not reserve any of the four players they have in mind and who could miss the game against Carlo Ancelotti’s team: “We are not going to play with the fear of if someone is sanctioned. We’re thinking about tomorrow’s game and then we’ll think about the Clásico”, he assured.