Problems at Barcelona: Frenkie de Jong makes frustrations clear as Xavi left ‘furious’ with another in Rayo defeat

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By Conor Laird Published: April 24, 2022 10:05 pm
Last Updated: April 25, 2022 9:15 am

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Concerns implicit the concern astatine Barcelona are opening to dispersed connected Sunday, connected the backmost of different alarming performance, and ensuing result.

Xavi Hernandez’s troops were of people backmost successful enactment a abbreviated clip ago.

After bouncing backmost from a brace of successive defeats courtesy of a hard-fought triumph astatine Real Sociedad during the week, the Blaugrana welcomed Rayo Vallecano to the Camp Nou, aiming to physique immoderate momentum up of the season’s run-in.

When each was said and done, however, to accidental that Barca’s efforts towards arsenic overmuch came up abbreviated would beryllium thing of an understatement.

Another underwhelming show yet culminated successful the evening’s hosts being enactment to the sword by a extremity to nil, courtesy of what proved to beryllium an Alvaro Garcia victor wrong the game’s opening 10 minutes.

📸⚽️ Álvaro García ⚡️#BarçaRayo #VamosRayo

— Rayo Vallecano (@RayoVallecano) April 24, 2022

Xavi ‘furious’

The problems for Barca, though, arsenic alluded to above, bash not look to person been confined solely to the eventual effect connected Sunday.

This comes with concerning quality surrounding 2 important members of Xavi’s squad having excessively been forthcoming amid the enactment successful Catalunya.

First up came Sergino Dest.

United States planetary Dest was afforded his latest commencement versus Rayo this evening, stepping successful for Dani Alves connected the backmost of the Brazilian’s aboriginal departure from proceedings astatine Sociedad during the week.

The erstwhile Ajax talent, though, managed conscionable 45 minutes earlier being hooked from proceedings successful favour of Clement Lenglet.

And it has since been revealed that this travel owing to the ‘fury’ of his manager, who was near enraged by Dest’s publication to Rayo’s aboriginal opener:

Sergino Dest was pulled by Xavi astatine the fractional for Barcelona aft being partially to blasted for Vallecano’s opening goal.

‘Xavi is furious with Dest’ according to Spanish announcers.

(h/t @totalBarca)

— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) April 24, 2022

Not lone that, but Xavi is past understood to person provoked the choler of different Barca star, successful opting to shingle things up amid his side’s struggles aboriginal successful the 2nd-half.

Frenkie de Jong was the subordinate successful question, whose look aft seeing his fig displayed connected the 4th official’s committee connected the hr people near small to the imagination, amid a miserable nighttime all-round for a stuttering Barcelona outfit…

Frenkie de Jong aft being subbed off.

— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 24, 2022

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This nonfiction was edited by Ben Browning.