Ronald Koeman, the Dutch coach of Barcelona, regretted the defeat against Rayo Vallecano (1-0), declared that the result “is not fair and that it is incredible” that they lost, and assured that his team was at “a good level but not Enough »to win.
Rayo Vallecano beat Barcelona with a goal from Colombian Radamel Falcao in the 29th minute and with the outstanding performance of Macedonian goalkeeper Stole Dimitrievski, who saved Memphis Depay from a penalty.
«I cannot complain about the team. It was difficult for us to enter the game, Rayo put a lot of pressure on us and we couldn’t hold out, but even so I think we were superior. Looking at the opportunities we had and theirs, I think the result is not fair, but it is there and we cannot change it, “said Koeman, at a press conference.
«The game we lost is not due to attitude and it is not due to game. It’s a matter of not scoring, I can’t say anything else, “confessed the Barcelona coach, who said he did not know if all the teams that are above them in the standings have a better squad.
«I don’t know, I don’t know their players well, although it may be that they have more balanced squads. We have shown in several games that we can compete with them. We may have bad luck or injuries. They are excuses because the team has shown, as against Real Madrid, that it is at a good level, but it is not enough. What counts is always the result. Each one must analyze their game but it is incredible that we lost, “he confessed.
Ronald Koeman admitted that his team, compared to last season, has “lost very effective players, which is what counts too.”
«In recent years the opponents or the teams from above have strengthened every season and we have not been able to. That counts, but not today because I think we played a good game although we can’t say it when you don’t score, “he said.
With 15 points, and after chaining two defeats in a row, Barcelona is left out of the European positions.
«There are many games ahead to think about in the League. I am concerned about our effectiveness but not about our game. We have created and played at a good level, although in Spain it does not count because the result is 1-0, “he concluded. EFE (HN)