Xavi and Torres blame the pitch after Barcelona’s draw with Frankfurt

Thu 07 April 2022 | 21:59

Xavi Hernandez has joined Eintracht Frankfurt forward Ferran Torres in criticizing the team's pitch.


had to settle for a draw in


 in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final first leg, with

Ferran Torres

scoring a second-half equalizer. Barca had a difficult night after losing

Gerard Pique

early in the game to injury, and they will now need to win the second leg at Camp Nou next week.

Torres, the tournament's top scorer, complained about the pitch after the game, alleging that the Deutsche Bank Stadium surface 'wasn't in good condition.' Xavi, his head coach, echoed those sentiments.


, he observed, "has come out like demons on the counterattack."

"The pitch wasn't in great shape." Next Thursday, Camp Nou must be a pressure cooker." While


has criticized the pitch, it is encouraging to see him complimenting Eintracht Frankfurt's efforts. "Today, the ball did not move well because of the pitch. On our pitch, it will be better."

While it's evident that a rough and dry surface affects Barca's performance, it's not uncommon for clubs to create a bumpy and dry field when the Catalan giants visit. Barca must be prepared for such situations, so we play two-legged matches so that teams may play on their pitch, which they can prepare to their liking.

source: SportMob

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