Lionel Messi SLAMS Barcelona’s tactics as loss hands title to Real Madrid
- Barcelona suffered shocking home loss to 10-man Osasuna
- The loss handed the title to rivals Real Madrid
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Lionel Messi slams club’s tactics and loss that handed title to Real Madrid.
The club captain did not hold back after seeing Barcelona hand the title to bitter rivals Real Madrid on Thursday night.
Messi blasted the team for being ‘erratic and weak’ in the shocking home defeat to Osasuna.
The Argentine, who seemed angry after scoring a brilliant free-kick during the match, was raging afterwards and said Barcelona’s performance level must improve quickly if they are to have a chance of winning the Champions League.
In a TV interview at the blow of the final whistle at Nou Camp, Messi said:
‘This game represents the entire year. We have been an erratic and weak team.’
‘Madrid did its part by winning all its matches, which is impressive, but we also helped them to win this league. We have to be critical of how we have played, starting with the players, and the rest of the club.
‘We have lost because of our mistakes and not because of Madrid’s successes, as many say.
‘The feeling on this team is that it tries, but that it cannot get the job done. Today in the first half they were better than we were and it seems we have to fall behind to react like we tried to do in the second half.’
Messi scored his league-leading 23rd goal from a free-kick in the second half, to cancel out Jose Arnaiz’s opener, but refused to celebrate and waved his arm in the air in anger.