Xavi: “With Lewandowski we follow the instructions of a judge”


The derby challenge on December 31 (1-1 at Camp Nou) by Espanyol due to the alleged improper alignment of Robert Lewandowski raised some questions to Xavi Hernandez in the press conference before Intercity-Barça in the 1/16 final of the Copa del Rey. The Barça coach is calm about it, feeling protected by the law.

“We did what we had to, following the indications of a judge, nothing more. If Espanyol believes that they should challenge, it is up to them,” he answered for the first time. Lewandowski He was able to play the derby after receiving a precautionary measure from the Central Contentious Court of Madrid with the sanction confirmed by the TAD, which was three games after being sent off against Osasuna. “Challenge? If a judge stands up, what will you say? We are under his authority,” he repeated. Xavi later.

definitely, Lewandowskiwho can play in the Cup without caution because the penalty is only for the League, was left on the list for Alicante along with Peter. “He has a lot of baggage and we believe he can fight Atlético with caution, so I rest for him and for Peter“.

Regarding this precautionary measure where the Pole can play in the League until his punishment is resolved, Xavi He acknowledged that “It is an uncertainty for the player and for us to know when the sanction will be resolved. I have talked to him and I told him to be calm, don’t think about the sanction. This situation is not easy for us because we don’t know until the end if we can count on him, or on the opponents, because they don’t know if we can line him up or not “”

Source: La Verdad


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