Barcelona – Ronald Koeman admitted he was “sad about the defeat” but blamed the “details” of that sentence in the match and those details were quickly included: “We went from 1-0 to 0-1 and that weighed heavily on the match.” “Disappointed” with the loss but “satisfied” with the dedication of his players, the Barcelona coach did not share any worrisome scenario, considering, yes, that the loss of El Clasico is “different”.
And he warned, “In the Classic you lose more than three points and this, of course, I understand as a Barcelona player … but there is no time to lower your arms.” He decided that “the tournament is very long and we have to continue to work even though we are all sad today,” and reiterated that the match chose “the details.”
“It was a shame because we deserved to advance but we showed that we are not inferior to Real Madrid. Failing to score and then conceding it was very important,” he declared, emphasizing intensely these two specific layoffs, refusing that Ancelotti’s team would be much better than yours.
“To say that they can defeat us is an exaggeration because it is true that in the second half they faced twice against her, but in such close matches it is very important that you score first and fit in and decide the determination, acknowledging, in addition, that Madrid are “very dangerous on the counter and sometimes difficult to control,” in a statement he had warned about on Saturday, in the previous statement.
“We have to analyze the match and see that we were good, showing our faces until the last minute and with the support of our fans,” explained the coach, realizing that “we have to improve things,” lamenting the whistles he received on his entry. On the pitch to Luuk de Jong: “He’s going well on his head and we’ve been looking for other things with him. You have to help and support any Barcelona player.”