A Ronald Koeman He was found saddened in the press room after the 1-0 loss, but tried to make an upbeat speech. “We need a series of positive results. This is no time for doubts. We have the squad that we have due to many circumstances and we must continue working hard to improve the results,” said the Barcelona coach, explaining that, after Atlético’s goal: “We have had two clear chances to draw, but it couldn’t be.”
“I am responsible. We have to improve the results and continue to trust. We are working but we have to improve defensively and in attack. I try to put the best team available; the players have done everything possible but I am not worried about the championship yet,” he said. Koeman, without extending much more in his analysis although acknowledging that Atlético’s goal was especially hard to accept.
“The goal has come in our failure, but at that moment of the game, reaching the end, you cannot lose the ball, that cannot happen,” said the Barça coach, who did not personalize the play and did show his “concern “for the injury that Hammered may have.
“We have to wait. Much damage has been done and I have not yet spoken with the doctors or with him. We will have to wait until tomorrow to know how long he will be out,” he advanced, warning that the problem in the center of the defense will continue to be capital in the team because Araujo “is training individually and I don’t think he can make it to Tuesday or Sunday yet.”