Barcelona captain Lionel Messi cannot hide his disappointment related to the team’s performance this season which ultimately led to the failure of the Spanish La Liga champions.
Barcelona is not consistent when speaking as a whole this season. One of the most recent examples is when dealing with Osasuna early morning earlier (17/07). Despite taking place at Camp Nou, the Catalan giants were even beaten by a score of 1-2.
As a result of this defeat, Barcelona also lost the Spanish La Liga title this season despite Real Madrid’s victory over Villarreal at the same time. In other words, the failure to defend the League title was due to Barcelona’s own mistakes.
Especially considering the fact that before la Liga was postponed due to Corona Virus, Barcelona still led the standings with a 2 point advantage over Madrid. But once the competition was rolled out again, Quique Setien’s troops lost many points.
They were never consistent, and as a result the situation was used by Real Madrid to win the top of the standings.
Now, after failing to win the Spanish La Liga, Barcelona can only hope in the European Champions League. They awaited Napoli in the second leg of the last 16, and maybe Barcelona were more favored despite losing the first leg match.
But, seeing this inconsistency in performance, captain Lionel Messi looks pessimistic about Barcelona’s chances. According to him there must be major changes made if the club wants to compete again.
“Rome, Liverpool … fans are starting to lose their temper because we didn’t give them anything. If we want to fight to win the Champions League, there must be many changes. If it continues like this, we will lose to Napoli. ”
“I have already said that it would be difficult to win the Champions League, we are not even strong enough to win La Liga,” complained Messi quoted from Marca.
The question itself admitted that Real Madrid appeared more consistent since the competition was rolled out again, because they have never swallowed a single defeat.
“Madrid did it. After a pause, they have never lost. We lost a lot of points that we shouldn’t have just given up on, and we had to criticize ourselves. Starting with the players, then everyone. ” He asserted.