Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has accepted blame for Barcelona’s defeat last night to Granada which means that this is the Catalan side’s worst start to a campaign in the last 25 years.
“In the end the actors are the players and the coach is responsible,” he told a post-match news conference.
“I feel responsible for what has happened. You can lose but when you lose you have to deserve to win – and today we have not deserved it.
“Away from home we are not reaping good results. When it happens in four games it is already a symptom that we are not too well.
“Today we have not been well. Away from home we are not playing good games. We are dominating but we do not translate it into goal situations. It is also true that the opponent is scoring the first goal.”
“Granada deserve a lot of credit and we have to recognise it,” the coach added. “They have been intense, strong, they have troubled us a lot.
“The first goal has put the game in their hands and they hit us when they hurt us the most. They have made their game and that we have not played well is to their credit.”
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