Xavi Hernandez‘s claims that Real Mallorca requested that their game against Barcelona on Sunday would be suspended have been denied by the Balearic Island club.
Mallorca are unhappy with what they say are false claims from the Barcelona boss, who himself wants the game called off.
“It’s the right time to postpone the match,” Xavi said, due to the number of absences his side have through injury and COVID-19.
“Mallorca have also requested it. Games have been suspended due to absences, we have to apply common sense. It’s not a complaint, it’s not an excuse, it’s the reality.”
Mallorca, though, deny that they have asked to postpone the match, MARCA can exclusively reveal.
“We’re the side with the most absences in all of LaLiga [Santander],” Luis Garcia Plaza said. “But because there’s a situation now at Barcelona, a lot of people are talking about it.
“It seems as though Barcelona are the side with problems. Their substitutes could be starters here. Whichever team wins, it won’t be because of absentees.”