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Ernesto Valverde says Barcelona ‘were awful’ against Osasuna

An honest assessment from the boss

CA Osasuna v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde says his side “were awful” after watching the champions draw 2-2 to Osasuna on Saturday.

The 55-year-old was not at all happy with his team’s performance and explained where it all went wrong for the champions in his post-match press conference.

“We did not play well at all, we were awful,” he said.

“They went ahead and we couldn’t get close to their area. Then we dominated the play in second half, we took the lead and had the game in our hands but they came back at us and levelled with that absurd penalty.

“We cannot afford to let a game like this one slip, we should have been more assertive on the pitch and kept on attacking.”

Source | Reuters

The draw means that Barcelona have managed four points from their opening three games of the season and are yet to taste victory away from home this season.

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