Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has expressed his disappointment at the loss when they played Manchester City in one of the UEFA Champions League group games on Tuesday in England.
The Uruguay international was not happy with Barca’s second half performance and asked that he and his teammates “must be critical of ourselves.”
The former Ajax and Liverpool star could not help Barcelona as they crashed to a 3-1 loss to Barcelona’s former coach, Pep Guardiola. The Catalan giants were decent in the first half but their second half performance ensured they lost the game.
“In the first half, we could’ve scored more goals, but we’re aware that opponents also played [football]. Nonetheless, I believe we must be critical of ourselves for how we played in the second half. In the second half, they changed their pattern of play a bit and the manner in which they pressed us.
“We must draw conclusions from the good and bad things. After they went 2-1 up, we had a very good chance to make it 2-2, but 3-1 made things very difficult for us. They had to play for their fans and needed the win, but that was from the first minute and we started the game very well,” Suarez said.
Barcelona must pick themselves up real quick as they face a test in the local league this week with a trip to Sevilla. Sevilla have started the current campaign well, so they would not be pushovers. Barcelona also need to record a win as the competition for the La Liga top spot gets tougher.
“The result mustn’t affect us at all. Players are here to perform in every game, more so at a club like Barca. We lost, but now we’ll forget about it and think about Sevilla, which is a very important game,” Suarez advised.