Barcelona coach blame himself for Roma defeat
Ernesto Valverde, Barcelona coach blam himself as the cause of the Champions League loss to Roma after winning 4-1 in the first leg.
Roma defeat Barcelona 3-0 on Tuesday at their home and qualify for the league So final with the away goal they had in the first leg, 4-1, at Camp Nou.
Valverde admit that his team struggle at Roma home while everything end in favour of Roma.
The manager said the defeat is caused by him and he is ready to take responsibility.
He said “We had no response , everything went for them and for us we struggle to build our play.
” I am responsible absolutely, I am the visible bead of the team and it was down to me.
“With their pressure, it forced us to knock balls long, we became disjointed and we able to win the second ball.
” When you lose and the opposition are better than the analysis is often extreme. They were strong, physical and we had a lot of problems.
“Seasons are long and to win a competition is not easy, with only one winning. We know how disappointing this will be for the fans and us, we wanted to play a semi final, this is football.
” Everyone is now affected by this but we need to bounce back because we have two competitions that we want to win.
“You would think that with the game going on and the opposition taking risks, that there would be space for you to take advantage of and chances.
” We did not manage this and they got a penalty after a rebound. We were never comfortable, it is true.
‘It is a painful defeat it is true, we all wanted to win the competition but only one can win.
“We did not make it but we have to keep going, there is nothing else we can do.
” There will be difficult Ges ahead but we will concentrate on winning what we can still do as so far we have won nothing.
“I hope it will not affect us but this is clearly a blow. We have important targets ahead and we will see if we can do it.