Six and a half years after leaving Spanish football as a player, Xavi Hernandez will meet again tonight (9pm / LaLiga move) with Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, in charge of whistling the Mallorca-Barça. The Egarense coach today did not hide his criticisms of the Valencian referee’s criteria in the past. Much remembered are some demonstrations after a comeback in the fiefdom of Seville (2-3) in September 2012 when he was dispatched at ease against the braid.
“Mateu lahoz puzzles both teams, does not referee well. He does not point out fouls that are very clear and that is the same for both teams. It unhinges you soccer, because it does not whistle fouls anywhere, “he commented almost ten years ago in the Sánchez Pizjuán a Xavi who has shared many moments with the international referee, judge of the last final of the Champions League Come in Chelsea Y Manchester City, and in First division since 2008-09.
Mateu, always talkative, and Xavi Despite everything, they maintained very good relations to the point that the referee frequently asked the legendary ‘6’ Barça for his brother Òscar before the coin decided who chose between serving first or changing the field. Mateu coincided as a Second B collegiate with Òscar when he played in the Gavà (2004-07). “How are you Òscar? How are you doing? “, The Valencian used to ask Xavi on which today is his assistant in the coaching staff of the first team of the Barça.
Tonight will be your own Mateu who can ask Òscar Hernandez for his life and also hug with Xavi before the ball rolls in They are Moix.