26 January 2012

Piqué: "With one less, the game had been different"

Xavi and Pique responded to complaints from arbitration by some members of Real Madrid.

The centre-back barcelonista defended Teixeira Vitienes assuring that "the referee has tried to be exactly", and it threw a clear message to his rival remembering that "with one less, the game had been different." "We are pleased, we now expect the semifinals," he added in remarks to Canal +.

In the same vein, Xavi Lass recalled the lack of pre Messi 2-0, in which Madrid midfielder escaped being expelled, "The Lass second yellow was very clear. I do not agree with Mourinho," he said.

Barcelona captain lamented that "we have failed to sleep the game, and the Cristiano goal killed us." In his view, the downturn was due Barca "more a mental issue than anything else. In football we have played well, it was a psychological issue." (via SPORT)