Granada earned a beneficial level towards Barcelona in a loopy recreation during which they went 2-0 up to the delight of the followers earlier than nearly shedding in the direction of the top. After the sport, Gumbau, Granada’s centre-midfielder, spoke to Spanish media during which he criticised Gavi for his efficiency.
“You don’t know what it’s like taking part in towards Gavi. He’s very irritating. He’s a hyperactive participant, he has that aggressive gene and spirit that once you’re going for it he winds you up”, mentioned the participant.
Gumbau agrees with Ferran offside resolution
After the ultimate whistle, Barcelona, and particularly Xavi, complained concerning the purpose by João Félix that was dominated out for offside from Ferran, who was thought-about to be affecting play together with his positioning. Nevertheless, the Granada participant didn’t agree: “João Félix’s purpose being dominated out is right for me”, he mentioned, “Ferran influences the play, it’s minimal, however he does. It could annoy me massively in the event that they chalked off that purpose for us, that’s what I believe, however for me it’s the fitting resolution.
“Initially of the season”, he continued, “the referees advised us that any interference and motion in the direction of the ball, as a lot as their is likely to be doubts, could be pulled up.”
‘You must try to cease the sport as a lot as you’ll be able to’ towards Barça
The midfielder mentioned he noticed Xavi’s facet rattled and nervous when Granada went forward: “Barcelona gave me the sensation that they weren’t snug going behind and with us getting at them. You must be very exact and possibly they had been a bit drained from the Champions League recreation the opposite day. While you’re up towards groups like Barça you need to try to cease the sport as a lot as you’ll be able to, battle, make them really feel uncomfortable. Planning the sport with a excessive press and watching it work after 17 seconds may be very rewarding.”
Gumbua was praiseworthy of his staff’s efficiency and guaranteed that they all the time wished to play the identical method, and that the early purpose didn’t change something: “the sport plan would have been the identical had we began off by shedding. A 0-1 scoreline (to Barcelona) wouldn’t have been unhealthy as they may have relaxed and ultimately a useless ball or a single second can change the result of a recreation”, he mentioned.
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