Barcelona head coach Javi Hernandez expressed his satisfaction with the team’s victory over Mallorca, noting that the team was better in the first half than in the second.

The Catalan club temporarily climbed to the top of the League after a hard-fought victory over Mallorca with a goal from Pole Robert Lewandowski.

After the match, Xavi addressed the Spanish newspaper Marca, saying: “It was a very difficult match, these are three very important points, especially after the international break.”

He added: “In matches like this, if you don’t score the second goal, things can get complicated, we were patient and calm, it was difficult for us.”

He continued: “In the first half we were good, in the second half the level went down, we can’t let that happen, we have to be more ambitious.”

And about surpassing Zinedine Zidane’s number as the manager with the record for most consecutive games (18 matches) unbeaten outside of his home in the League, Xavi said: “We’re happy that we’re doing well, that’s important. a record that we hope will translate into titles.”

Regarding the performance of Ter Stegen and Robert Lewandowski duo, he continued: “We did well on defense and on the ball, it’s true that they are both at an excellent level, but the team performed very well.”

On Lewandowski: “Once again, he matters, as well as the line of defense and the movement of the ball. We didn’t shine, but we got three very important points.”

Gerard Piqué was mainly involved, will you count on him against Inter in the Champions League, and the manager replied: “The key players can be everyone and we will take turns.”

He concluded of Ansu Fati: “He was very good, he is at an outstanding level, he intended to be important and will be.”

Johnny Khoury