Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Xavi: Messi under Real attack

SoccerNews in La Liga 14 Feb 2013

1 Views

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has defended Lionel Messi following their Copa del Rey draw with Real Madrid.

Barcelona midfielder Xavi has defended Lionel Messi following their Copa del Rey draw with Real Madrid.

Messi was involved in an incident with Aitor Karanka and Alvaro Arbeloa in the cup clash, however Xavi claimed Real wanted to portray the Argentine as ‘the bad guy’.

The prolific attacker allegedly called Karanka ‘a puppet’ for head coach Jose Mourinho, while Jose Callejon claimed he went head-to-head with Arbeloa after the encounter.

“I don’t understand all the uproar about this. Why can’t we just talk about football? What are they trying to say, that Messi is a bad person? They are trying to depict him as the bad guy,” Xavi told Sport.

“These kinds of incidents have been happening in football for ages and will continue to take place. I do not know whether it actually happened. It does not interest me and I have not asked Leo about it.”

The return leg of the Copa del Rey tie between Barcelona and Madrid takes place at Camp Nou on February 27.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

ADD COMMENT

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshock???cooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsad!?ideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top