Sergio Busquets says he was to blame for Radamel Falcao’s goal on Wednesday as Barcelona slipped to 1-0 defeat in La Liga at Vallecas.
The Colombian striker struck the only goal of the game and has now netted in four straight appearances against the Catalan giants.
Falcao’s goal came on 30 minutes after Oscar Trejo had robbed the ball off Busquets inside the Barcelona half and then played the striker through on goal.
Busquets spoke to reporters after the match and said he should have done better.
“Today I made a mistake, I assume the consequences. I fell asleep, my pocket was picked and Falcao scored. It’s a totally my mistake,” he said.
“It’s the run we are on at the moment. We knew this would be a difficult ground to come to.
“We were better in the second half, we had a lot of chances but we are missing a little bit of everything at the moment. A bit of luck, the belief isn’t there, we are making errors.
“I don’t think we played a bad game, but if you add up all these things that are going wrong it’s difficult to get a result and if you can’t score it’s even more difficult.”
The result means Barcelona still haven’t won away from home in La Liga and have now lost three of their last four matches in Spain’s top flight.
Alaves are up next on Saturday at the Camp Nou and Busquets says his team must get back to work
“We’ll sleep on it and we have to get back to work. It’s worrying, we had chances, we had a penalty, it’s the accumulation of many things,” he said.
“Here we are all in the same boat. We are a team in the good and in the bad and we should all share the blame.”
Wednesday’s result is likely to bring renewed pressure on Koeman after another poor result and performance from his team that leaves the Catalan giants with just 15 points from their first 10 games.