Barca fans blame Xavi for doing this

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Barcelona fans have been critical of Xavi for not playing new signing Vitor Roque in the Supercopa semi-final clash against Osasuna.

The 18-year-old Brazilian was an unused substitute against Osasuna, but featured as a substitute in Barca’s first two matches after his arrival from Brazil.

Some Barca fans believe Roque should have been given some minutes against Osasuna.  

See some reactions on X.

NealGardner: “There’s no reason Fermin and Roque shouldn’t have played a SINGLE minute last night. Pedri on at minute 60? What if it’d gone to ET? Such a huge risk. The goals/result will mask it, but Xavi didn’t get it right, not even close”

Mufred: “Good Barca won the match by 2 goals, but I see no reason why Vitor Roque should not have had a minute, even if it’s 10 minutes, Xavi is supposed to have given him. Xavi is always scared to sub out Lewandowski.”

Izu: “I can’t believe Xavi didn’t even put Vitor Roque in this match at all.”

Handy: “I don’t know what’s xavi thinking 🤦‍♂️0 minutes for Vitor Roque against Osasuna.”