Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman accepts his facet can’t afford to make the type of errors as goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen did in first-half stoppage time which condemned them to a 1-Zero defeat at Atletico Madrid.
There appeared little clear and current hazard when the ball was cleared up discipline simply earlier than the break when Ter Stegen took it upon himself to hurry in the direction of the midway line, just for Yannick Carrasco to sidestep him and shoot into an empty web.
A lacklustre Barcelona couldn’t discover their method again into the match, leaving Koeman as soon as once more going through extra questions over the path of his facet, who sit 10th within the desk and look properly off the tempo.
“We performed properly within the first half, however a group like Barcelona can’t concede a objective within the 47th minute as we now have achieved,” the Dutchman stated.
“The gamers are working properly, however we would like higher outcomes. In precept we now have achieved the utmost.
“Afterwards we now have had two very clear alternatives to tie the sport.
“However we all know that Atletico defends very properly. The objective was our fault, it’s not good and it might’t occur.”
Koeman, although, didn’t draw back from the critics.
“Like all coach, I’m accountable,” he stated at a press convention, as reported by Marca.
“We all know that we now have to enhance the outcomes and we now have to belief the gamers I’ve.
“We should enhance in assault or defence. We all know that we’d like a collection of gained matches and should work onerous to get outcomes.”
Barcelona misplaced defender Gerard Pique to a knee damage following a clumsy fall through the second half when he tackled Angel Correa.
The membership later clarified it was a proper knee sprain, with Sergi Roberto additionally selecting up a quadriceps damage.
“I have no idea if the gamers will probably be out for some time. I’ve not but spoken with the physician,” stated Koeman.
Atletico transfer degree with leaders Actual Sociedad on 20 factors after extending their unbeaten run to 24 video games.
Coach Diego Simeone stated: “The group is taking part in very properly proper now.
“I’ve been saying it for a while and it provides us confidence to maintain working onerous.
“When there’s a hyperlink between the concepts and work on the coaching floor and the execution on the pitch, that’s nice.
“These gamers give their all for the group and for one another.
“Now we have to proceed gathering this vitality and competing properly, as we now have essential sport on Wednesday (within the Champions League).”