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Sergio Busquets says Barcelona struggled to play out from the back against Real Madrid

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The midfielder has given his thoughts on El Clasico

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga Photo by Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says his team found it difficult to play out from the back during Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu.

A deflected strike from Vinicius Junior and a scuffed effort from Mariano Diaz gave Los Blancos all three points on Sunday to send Zinedine Zidane’s side back to the top of the table.

Busquets offered his thoughts on Barca’s defeat after the match but also made it clear there’s still a way to go in the title race.

“We lost control because we lost possession. We don’t know how to bring the ball out from the back when they press us man to man.

”Sometimes you’re not sure with a pass and you run a risk, although I think we have the players to carry it out. We all like to have the ball and I think we have the players for it.

”Every team suffers without the ball. We’re not the most defensive nor the most physical of teams. There’s still a long way to go in the league.”

Source | Marca

Real Madrid now lead the table by a point from Barcelona with 12 games left to play. Los Blancos are away to Real Betis next in La Liga, while Barca face Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.