LFC Barcelona’s ionel Messi has criticized the Catalans’ performance after the missing championship title in the Spanish Primera Division. “This game reflects the whole year. We were a weak team, ”said the Argentine soccer superstar after their 2-1 loss to CA Osasuna on Thursday night. Rival Real Madrid secured the title ahead of schedule with a 2-1 win against Villarreal.
“Madrid has done its homework,” said Messi. “We helped them and gave them a lot of points. We have to practice self-criticism – starting with the players, but also in general. We are Barcelona and it is our duty to win every game. ”Messi temporarily equalized in the loss to Osasuna and commented after the game in one of his rare interviews.
“Have to blame us”
Barcelona had led the league by two points before the Corona break, but were too inconsistent. Real, on the other hand, has won all ten games since the restart of the season in mid-June.
If there is no increase in performance, Messi sees the situation as bleak for the upcoming resumption of the Champions League. “If we play like this, we will lose to Naples,” said the 33-year-old. “We have to start from scratch in the Champions League and blame ourselves for what went wrong.” Barcelona hosted SSC Napoli in the return leg of the first knockout round on 8 August, the first duel ended 1-1.
Meanwhile, Toni Kroos celebrated the championship of his Real Madrid club in their own choice of food after winning the title. The German soccer world champion from 2014 published a photo of a hamburger with fries on Friday night in 2014 – title: “Champions dinner”.
The Madrilenians had previously secured the title in the Primera Division. The royal are Spanish champions for the 34th time. For Kroos it was the second championship title with Real after 2017, with Real he also won the Champions League three times.