Beleaguered Barcelona trainer Ronald Koeman stated his aspect’s failure to take their possibilities was once in the back of their 3-0 humbling at Benfica on Wednesday because the drive at the Dutchman ratcheted up. Barca have made a stuttering begin to the LaLiga season and take a seat 6th, 5 issues off league leaders Actual Madrid, whilst they have got misplaced either one of their Champions League Crew E video games 3-0. Two objectives from Darwin Nunez and a Rafa Silva strike gave Jorge Jesus’s aspect a deserved win, then again Koeman stated the adaptation between the groups was once that one took their possibilities and the opposite didn’t.
“It’s a tricky end result to take, and it’s now not what we noticed at the pitch,” Koeman stated.
“Whilst we conceded early, we had been just right till it was 2-0. We had quite a lot of possibilities to attain and didn’t take them. That’s how you exchange video games.
“In the event that they rating the 3 possibilities they invent and we don’t, then that’s the large distinction between the edges.”
The outcome leaves Barca backside of Crew E, six in the back of leaders Bayern Munich, 4 adrift of Benfica and one in the back of Dynamo Kyiv.
They host the Ukrainians subsequent month and desire a win to get their hopes of qualifying for the remaining 16 again on course.
Koeman insisted the gamers had been in the back of him as they bid to show their shape round, however he stated he didn’t know if the board felt the similar.
“I’m now not going to argue in regards to the stage of my crew. There’s no level in evaluating this with Barcelona groups of years long past by way of. That’s as transparent as water,” the Dutchman stated.
“I will most effective provide you with my opinion of my paintings on the membership – I think subsidized by way of my gamers and their angle. The remainder, the membership, I’m now not certain … I will’t say any further, as a result of I don’t know what the membership thinks in that sense. It’s now not in my palms.”