FC Barcelona crashed to their second consecutive defeat in the Spanish League as Sevilla beat them 2-1. Manager Luis Enrique expressed his surprise at the Catalans not being able to score more than once in the game.
Barcelona went into the game without arguably two of their most creative players in Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi, who were both ruled out due to injuries.
Despite this, the Catalans were able to create a host of chances and also managed to hit the post thrice.
Enrique baffled by lack of goals
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique lamented the wretched luck of his side, given the amount of times they hit the post.
He was quoted as saying by Goal.com: “We can only congratulate Sevilla for the win and for their game,” he told reporters after the match.
“Both teams had many chances. It’s almost incredible we only scored one in this game. Sevilla enjoyed a great 10-minute spell.
“You can never be happy when you lose.”
Injuries to Messi and Iniesta not an excuse
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said that his side have to get back to winning ways and cannot not cite the absence of key players as an excuse.
“After the international break, we must start winning and cannot afford more setbacks. Barcelona have to be at the top,” Pique said.
“Of course we miss Messi and Iniesta, but Sevilla also have injuries so that cannot be an excuse.
“The ball didn’t want to go in today. They got through twice and scored, we paid for that.”
Forward Luis Suarez also echoed Pique’s sentiments, although he was pretty happy with the way they played.
“Against Celta we didn’t play well, but today we feel like we did everything we could,” the striker said. “We deserved at least one point.”