a few days ago Barcelona Easily beat Mexican Pumas 6-0 on day Camp Nouand robert Lewandowski He scored and made assists, raising the expectations of fans before his debut. Rayo Vallecano Nevertheless, he managed to put Barcelona in the first round of the new season. Saturday’s game showed that Xavi’s team is taking some time to run smoothly.
Lewandowski felt the hard way in which Rayo not only scored a full set of points in games against Barcelona the previous season, but also prevented the Catalans from scoring even a single goal. On Saturday, Barcelona had major problems breaking Rayo’s well-organized defense, and the Pole, despite his activity, did not have many shooting opportunities. It is often severely attacked by visitors. After clashes with the pole, opponents were punished with yellow cards three times. Lewandowski missed the best position at the end of the match, when he didn’t collide well the ball with a shot.
Lewandowski finished the match without a goal or assist, and his team drew 0-0 only with Rayo Vallecano, although he made 21 goals.
– I think we should create more chances anyway. We didn’t do enough to win. After the summer friendly, expectations were high, but this is only the beginning of the season – with these words Xavi began the press conference after the final whistle.
You shouldn’t be looking for excuses now, although you should realize that the club is getting stronger all the time. But we didn’t play well. And Rayo is a very good and well organized team. They have defended themselves very well. It is a pity that one of our events did not turn into a goal. However, our goal does not change. We want to win prizes. We cannot say that we are no longer interested in the Cups, because today we tied. If we don’t win one cup, this season will be disappointing. Now we have to think about the next match in which we have to be more effective. The process will remain the same. We stick to our idea, but our game needs improvement,” Xavi added.
The Barcelona coach was also asked about the Lewandowski match
– I’m glad he worked with the team. Help high pressure, cooperate in the game. However, today we needed greater efficiency; This was the main problem. I am very happy that he is with us. Xavi said his goals are only a matter of time.
Maja Strzelczyk, a journalist from Channel Plus, also asked about the pole. Robert played a really good game today, but he – like the other players – lacked efficiency under the opponent’s goal. I am very happy to have him in the team, because I am convinced that he will be able to give us a lot. It can help us achieve our goals,” Xavi noted.
A chance to rehabilitate on August 21, when Barcelona will play at Sociedad with Real.
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