The final tension Xavi-Emery cooled down in the press room
The end of the match between Villarreal and the FC Barcelona was marked by a few moments of tension that were experienced between the two benches with mutual reproaches due to the referee’s performance. Xavi, who did not receive the greeting from Unai emeryHe was saying that he did not move his index finger to the members of the Villarreal staff who approached him demanding some plays that they considered against him.
Imanol Idiakez, second of Emery, was the one who most persecuted Xavi and he always ran into the defense of the Barça coach, who repeatedly denied the locals reason.
After the match, the two coaches poured water on the fire and calmed the situation. Emery said that “I have great appreciation for Xavi. We had been discussing game actions and a greeting does not take anything away. The greeting remains there, without the need for it to be physical.”
Xavi, for his part, said that “I expected the greeting, but hey, I understand the anger. These are things that happen.”
It so happens that Xavi Hernandez and Unai Emery share representative, Arturo Canales, and that the Hondarribia coach uses the tactical software of which Xavi is a shareholder, among others, and which he has also implemented at Barça since his arrival.
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