Antoine Griezmann spoke after the elimination of Barça in Movistar Champions League and appreciated the team’s work, which showed its face despite dragging a result against that minimized his chances of going to the quarterfinals.
Barça had not fallen in the second round for 14 years. “We gave a good image. We played a great game and we had many chances but we had to put them in. We had four goals, the penati. Then they defended more. We wanted to make a great game, give our best, but it was not possible. We still have League and Copa, that’s our goal. ”
Can you criticize the lack of success? “Everything. In the end, we had clear chances and we failed. Navas had a great night and that’s how it is. There were games in which more had to be done.”
Is the penalty key? “Not only the penalty. It’s that we had three heads up and we failed. Head high, improve and come back next year.”
How do they get out of here? “The game we played gives us confidence, but we’re screwed because we wanted to go through. We don’t deserve to go out but we’ll be back next year to win.”
How do you feel on the team, do you feel unfairly treated? “Very good. With my teammates and with the coach. If I have to play for ten minutes or ninety. At the service of my team.”
Pedri: “Mbappé has a lot to improve to get to the level of Leo but he has a lot of future”
The Canarian footballer of FC Barcelona, in the line of his partner Antoine Griezmann, He was satisfied with the good work of his team tonight, despite not achieving a pass that looked really difficult.
Overall rating: “We came with a very bad result in the first leg. We played a very good game here and we had them but it didn’t come ”.
Have you seen each other in the tie? “Yes, when the game starts and we have two or three times in a row we think it can be done. Leo’s goal, the stick… but we kept fighting and I think we had it ”.
Is the penalty the key moment? “It is an important moment but we had many others and we did not take advantage of them.”
Was the first leg result decisive? “Of course, if we had left the Camp Nos game with a different result, things could have turned out differently.”
Who asks for the shirt from whom, Mbappé from Pedri or Pedri from Mbappé? “I had already told him about it in a play of the game, that if we changed our shirts and that’s how it was.”
What do you think of Mbappé? “Has a lot of talent. He has a lot to improve to get to the level of Leo but he has a lot of future ”.
What are the next goals? “We have to put this aside. It is a tough stick but we are still in two competitions and we have to fight to the end ”.
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