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“I do not like to talk about the referees but sometimes they are arrogant and threaten you with taking the minimum card” said the Argentine after Saturday’s match at El Madrigal.
Some of his colleagues also criticized the arbitration Vitienes Teixeira, a judge in the 0-0 draw against Villarreal. “I have the feeling that this year hurt us more than others,” said Xavi Hernandez , while goalkeeper Victor Valdes said: “During the season we have not been whistled some were clearly criminal . “
On the other hand, despite the advantage of 7 points that took the Real Madrid in La Liga, Messi does not lose hope: “Barcelona does not give up. just started the second round, remains very much. There are still many points, playing his Cup match and we have to do the right thing to try to be in the final. All titles are important, “he said.
Josep Guardiola coincided with Messi. “There are 18 games and try to keep fighting . We know that each time will be less and that Real Madrid is a very strong team but we will try everything to the end. Now we have to keep my mind in the first leg of the Copa del Rey “, said.
The 13 point loss away from home , plus the lowest scoring average for the past four seasons, place this boat as the worst since Pep home sits on the bench. Of the 45 points scored this season, only 17 were obtained in visitor status. Real took 25 away from the Bernabeu.