Public apology after ‘1 goal and 1 help’ against Manchester United… Director “I understand your anger”

Rafinha (FC Barcelona), who played a big role against Manchester United, expressed his apology. Head coach Xavi Hernandez rather wrapped him up.

Barcelona drew 2-2 with Manchester United in the first leg of the 2022-23 European Football Federation (UEFA) Europa League (UEL) round of 16 playoffs held at Camp Nou on Spotify in Barcelona, ​​Spain on the 17th (Korean time).

Barcelona, ​​who did not win at home, were burdened with the second leg on the road.

Barcelona took the initiative first. In the 5th minute of the second half, Rafinha’s accurate corner kick led to Marcos Alonso’s header goal.

The joy didn’t last long. Barcelona conceded an equalizer after two minutes. Marcus Rashford, who received Fred’s forward pass, split the Barcelona goal.

Rather, Barcelona were driven to the brink of defeat. In the 14th minute of the second half, Rashford’s threatening breakthrough led to Jules Kunde’s own goal.

It was Rafinha who saved Barcelona from the brink. In the 31st minute of the second half, Rafinya’s left-footed cross was sucked in with an exquisite trajectory. 스포츠토토

Coach Xavi, who was aiming for victory at home, ordered a player replacement. In the 38th minute of the second half, Rafinha, who scored 1 goal and 1 assist, was removed and Ferran Torres was put in.

Hafinya, who noticed that he was the replacement target, expressed his dissatisfaction. Even after shaking hands with coach Xavi, he grumbled on the bench. Although his teammates comforted him, his broken feelings were not easily resolved.

Rafinya, who had calmed down after the match, expressed his apology. According to the global sports media ‘ESPN’, he bowed his head, saying, “I want to apologize publicly to everyone, including the manager, Torres, and fans.”

“We can lose control sometimes because we desperately help and play,” said Rafinha. “In the end, this can happen.” He apologized, saying, “We are all human,” and “I made a mistake and I am sorry.”

Director Xavi also said he understands Rafinya. “I completely understand Rafinya’s anger,” he explained. “I’ve been through that too, but it was a decision for the team.”

Coach Xavi applauded the desire to win, saying, “Rafinya came to apologize, but there is no need to do that.”

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