The coach of Barcelona: Roma played very well, but we don’t

Тренер Барселоны: Рома очень здорово сыграла, а мы – нет

Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde commented on the defeat against Roma in the return match of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League.

The head coach of Barcelona after the defeat of the team from Roma and departure from the Champions League has admitted that the team did not cope with the high pressure of the rival.

“To lose that way is always difficult, but you need to give credit to the opponents who played well from the first minute to the last. They all match high pressure, it did not allow us to show our game.

We did not cope with this pressure. They picked up all the rebounds, scored at the right time. It was a bad day for us. Roma played very well, but we don’t.

The season is long, and to win this tournament is difficult. We understand the frustration of fans. We wanted to play in the semi-finals, but that’s football. Sometimes you have to fail. We need to stand up and move on. There are two more tournaments in which we want to win.

It was a match in which we couldn’t show our game and our opponents were more aggressive. You have to congratulate them. They gave us a lot of difficulties.

Roma pushed us to our goal. She forced us to play long ball. After such defeats always think about that, what was the game plan and the way it was implemented.

It’s part of football. You need to be ready for anything. To the difficult matches too. We must recognize their achievements and the fact that we were not as good as in other matches.

I am responsible for everything. I am the leader of this team. This is all on me. I hope this result will not affect the game in the championship of Spain,” said Valverde.

Earlier it was reported that Roma in his field dealt with Barcelona in the return match of the 1/4 finals of the Champions League and into the semifinals.

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