The coach of Real Betis Balompié, Manuel Pellegrini, lamented his team’s defeat against FC Barcelona (1-2), in a match on matchday 35 of the Santander League, and assured that they had “opportunities” to have “won “The duel against the Catalans.

“This is football, I think we played a good game with chances to have won it but in the end that great goal came. We played a correct game,” the Chilean coach analyzed at a press conference.

“I didn’t have the impression that we could win with a draw, I had it from the beginning of the game,” added Pellegrini forcefully. “We had three very clear chances: from Pezella, two from Juanmi, the goal from Bartra and we had chances to have put ourselves ahead”, he added.

“For me we had very clear scoring chances, another one from Canales plus those from Juanmi, at least four or five that we didn’t convert. In general terms, I have nothing to blame the team for. Neither the spirit, nor the desire, nor anything… . after a week of celebration”, commented.

In this sense, the Verdiblanco coach believes that they deserved better luck. “We deserved more, we didn’t have it (that necessary success) and every date that passes and we don’t add points, it becomes more difficult to get that classification for the ‘Champions’. We will wait tomorrow to see the results and we will see the situation in which we are “, he admitted.

Finally, about Claudio Bravo’s injury, who had to be replaced by Rui Silva after 17 minutes. “On the first play he felt discomfort in his hamstring and he stopped immediately. We’ll see the diagnosis tomorrow but it’s a muscle injury,” he said.