Guardiola wants games sentenced earlier
After the games at the Calderón, at home to Sporting and tonight at Athletic, Josep Guardiola has said he’d rather the team finished games off earlier rather than things staying uncertain until the end.
The FCB boss was unhappy that his players squandered so many chances tonight. “We have
to show more desire, more ambition in front of goal and we need to score. Whenever we get chances
in the area, we have to take them”. Nevertheless, he was generally pleased with the
performance at such a difficult ground as San Mamés.
League table mere anecdote
Barcelona have moved above Real Madrid, who could only draw at Levante, but for Guardiola
that is “just an anecdote. Points and championships are won on the field and that’s
where we have to do our work.” He was concerned by the difficulties the team had in the early
second half. “I don’t know what would have happened if Javi Martínez had scored instead
of hitting the post” he said.
Red cards and Iniesta
Guardiola didn’t want to get involved in any analysis of the sendings off of
Amorebieta and Villa because “it all happened so fast, I’ll have to see on television.
In our case, I want to be sure that never happens again”. And as for the whistling aimed at
Iniesta by the Athletic faithful, “It doesn’t matter. The fans have the right to do
that kind of thing, to cheer and boo, they have paid their entrance. There’s nothing to be
said. Spanish football knows all about the way Andrés behaves”.