Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets tried to apply some perspective to Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Getafe in La Liga. Jaime Mata scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.
“Whether it’s fair or not, we’re leaving with a defeat,” he told Movistar. “I think we played well in the first half and had chances but we know it would be a difficult game, that it would be tough and maybe it’s been decided on a couple of moments. Once they got the goal, they sat back comfortably behind the ball.
“We tried to play quickly but a lot of the time we couldn’t, but we tried. We weren’t precise enough, it wasn’t our best game but we tried until the end and even had chances, with the crossbar late on. The result is a shame.”
Busquets wouldn’t criticise Getafe for their physical style: “They are a team that break up the play but within the rules of the game. They played well and we have to congratulate them and move on.”
Nor would he comment on the match officials: “Once the game ends there’s no talking about the referees.”
Barça have a big week ahead now with a Champions League game against Hungarian side Ferencvárosi followed by a visit from Real Madrid in La Liga.
“The season has just got started and we have to look forward,” Busquets added. “Now we have the Champions League and then the Clasico, we have to try and correct our mistakes and try and improve.”