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.”