Getafe manager hits out at Xavi over referee comments

Getafe head coach Jose Bordalas has dismissed Xavi Hernandez’s comments on the standard of referees in La Liga. Xavi was furious in his post-match interview after Barcelona suffered a sulky 0-0 draw with Getafe on Sunday night – a game that saw three players, including Xavi, see red and all 32 fouls from both sides were committed – and called the referee a “disgrace” for La Liga fans.

The Barca manager was particularly unhappy with the decision not to give his side a penalty in the final minutes of the game, when Ronald Araujo was knocked down in the Getafe penalty area and a free-kick was awarded the other way due to an earlier handball to Gavi.

“The controversy is very clear,” he said. “The product is a disgrace. So it would be normal for people not to want to watch football. This wasn’t a game. We are upset, it was a real injustice. For me it’s an absolute shame. It.” It was a very difficult game.”

Speaking about Xavi’s post-match comments, Bordalas insisted mark that Xavi’s behavior hurt La Liga and that the Barca boss was disrespectful towards Getafe players.

“Those are opinions. I don’t think Xavi is doing our league any favors by assuming they are among the best in the world. “The greatness of football has these characteristics, a small team is able to take a point from Barcelona,” countered Bordalas.

“I do not share [his opinions] And of course it’s a justification for not getting the three points with a team of incredible players. I don’t share it at all. I don’t think they’re doing our league any favours. We have to defend it.

“I don’t share them, I in no way agree that the referees are being blamed, they’ve shown us a lot more cards. I don’t think it helped us. Barcelona and I had the most brutal game of the game.” I have nothing more to say than to say. It’s a way of covering up my players’ good play. It wouldn’t occur to me to justify a loss or a draw with the opponent’s game. It’s a lack of respect.”

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