Despite Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez both being on target, LaLiga leaders Barcelona failed to beat Celta at home, getting stuck to a 2-2 draw.
I have the feeling that we let two points escape us. It cost us to get into the game the first 15-20 minutes, but after that we created chances and managed to be 2-1 up by halftime
Ernesto Valverde told reporters, looking back at how the game at Camp Nou went.
After the break, we had chances to make it 3-1 and finish the game off, we were closer to the 3-1 rather than getting equalized, but that’s what happened, we had the bad luck to concede again
the Blaugrana coach said. Valverde lamented dropping two points, but there were more bad news for Barcelona, as Samuel Umtiti got injured, and also Andres Iniesta asked to be substituted, not feeling well.
This 2-2 leaves us frustrated not just because of the dropped points, but also because of Umtiti’s injury. At this point, I don’t know how serious it is. He will definitely miss the next game, but we have to run some tests to know for sure how long he’ll be out
Valverde informed the Press, before revealing that he took Iniesta out only because the Barcelona captain asked for it, feeling unwell.