BARCELONA, Jan. 3 (.) –
The coach of FC Barcelona, Xavi Hernández, assured that he was calm about the contestation of the league derby against RCD Espanyol that the ‘perico’ club is pursuing, due to improper alignment of Robert Lewandowski, since he considers that they ignored a court ruling.
“We have done what they have done to us, a judge. We have done nothing more than follow the instructions of a court. It is what it touched, nothing more. Espanyol believes in challenging, we believe that we have done the right thing and what it touched “He commented at a press conference.
However, he described as “uncertainty” for the player, for Barça and for the rival not knowing if he will be able to play the next games or not, since he had a penalty of three duels for his gesture of putting his finger to his nose after being expelled, for a double yellow, against Osasuna.
“It is an uncertainty for the player and for us to know when the sanction will be resolved. I have spoken with him and I have told him to be calm, not to think about the sanction. This situation is not easy for us or for the rivals”, he acknowledged .
RCD Espanyol filed a complaint with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Monday to challenge the match against FC Barcelona, corresponding to the 15th LaLiga and which ended in a draw (1-1), due to improper alignment of the Polish striker and for what they consider to be a “blatant injustice”.