matchdays | 2015-12-12
Post-Match Comments - FC Barcelona vs Deportivo: "We had control of the game until the last 20 minutes"
Luis Enrique admits the substitutions didn't cause the effect he expected in Barcelona's draw against Deportivo
Camp Nou featured the game between FC Barcelona and Deportivo de La Coruña today, where everything seemed to go well for Barça as they scored two goals, controlled the game, kept possession while looking towards another 3-points to cement their place at top of the La Liga table. But things took a wrong turn for the Catalans after the visitors scored two comebacks to equalize and end the game as a 2-2 draw.
Barcelona’s coach Luis Enrique spoke in the post-match interview: “We had control of the game until the last 20 minutes, then some individual mistakes took place and we paid for it. Deportivo had a brave approach and the scoreboard says it worked out well for them. They placed up to three players pressuring our build-up plays and they defended in their own area with the rest of their players.”
“I think the draw is unfair, but that's football. From this result, we'll learn that a game doesn’t finish when you're winning 2-0”, he added.
The interviewer asked about the team losing control after the three substitutions made. Luis Enrique replied: “I expected them to turn out differently, but things went wrong. Could be my mistake, the coach is always responsible.”
The captain, Andrés Iniesta, also spoke after the match to the Canal+ journalists: "It's unexplainable. At the end, we have lost control of the match above all. When we needed it the most, we have lost it. We have made things easier to our opponents when we were ahead 2-0".
The Manchego continued: "These things happen. We have to analyze this so it won't happen again. It's true that in two weeks we have lost points, but this just makes the championship more interesting. Now what we have to do is to change our mindset, we are going to play for a title and we must think about the next match."
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WRITTEN BY: Alveer
Born and currently living in Bangladesh, Alveer is a passionate culé who has been supporting FC Barcelona for nearly a decade. He loves everything related to the club, and has his own opinions on how things really should be to maintain the club’s philosophy created by Johan Cruyff.