‘Rant or rave?” Barca boss Hernandez unhappy with “too much extra time!” decision in opening game
FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez (43) expressed his dissatisfaction with refereeing from the start of La Liga.
Barcelona, led by coach Hernandez 토토사이트, drew 0-0 in the first round of the Primera Liga in the 2023-2024 season against Getafe held on the 14th (Korean time).
The match was played in a cluttered and threatening atmosphere, with three red cards coming out, and it was a shocking draw for Barcelona.
Barcelona and Getafe each received a let card during the game, creating a situation where 10 players were fighting each other. In the end, coach Hernandez was sent off after protesting excessively against the opponent’s rough play in the 25th minute of the second half.
FC Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez motions as he walks off the field after a Champions Tour soccer match against AC Milan, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Head coach Hernandez looked back on the day’s opening game through the club’s official website and said, “We started the season with a draw, but we don’t know the final result of the season yet. My exit is not important. We have been working hard and we have to win. One point is for us. It wasn’t good enough, but we finished the game well.”
He subsequently made a bitter noise about extra time as if he were determined. On this day, the game was played chaotically, with one after another being sent off, so 10 minutes in the first half and 11 minutes in the second half were given extra time.
Coach Hernandez said, “The referee decides the extra time, but I think they allow too much time. It’s unfortunate that the extra time has exceeded 20 minutes.” expressed dissatisfaction.