The half-full glass and the complacency of Barça

The defeat against Real Madrid that has meant losing the leadership of LaLiga in favor of the whites in the absence of 12 days to finish the championship has the self-criticism shining by its absence. Unlike, the discourse that has been imposed, at least publicly, from the locker room to the boardroom is that of complacency. It is considered in the Camp Nou in most estates that the Setién team played to win at the Bernabéu and that nothing happens here.

The first to publicly state this argument was Guillermo Love, director of institutional relations of Barcelona who said that “in the first half you have to give the team a very good grade, we have had occasions and we only lacked the goal to leave with advantage, if Madrid forgives them they take advantage of their chances. They have pressed, they saw that they could win and they went up to press. In the first part was the triumph very clear in our favor. The team has not been bad, there have been times when we were very opor above Madrid. “

A speech he had its corresponding echo in the locker room where the staff preferred to praise the first time to do self-criticism regarding the globality of the party. Piqué was one of the examples in saying that “I've seen the worst Madrid in years in the first part” o Busquets, who said that “there is a lot of league, we are one point below and we have to keep going, keep the good things.”

For his part, the coach Quique Setién said that “our party was in the first part and we did things quite well and we generate occasions, even with one before they scored, we have the ability to recover. There are positive things to rescue and we will analyze what we have not done well. “

An analysis that shares the Catalan press that speaks of “forgiveness” as a word that defines the party. Only L'Esportiu It is something more critical with the Barcelona game.

And another topic of debate is the role of Messi, who remained unmarked again at the Santiago Bernabéu. His performance from the board is also seen as “phenomenal,” as spokesman Guillermo Amor said: “Messi has been phenomenal in the first half and then has been isolated. Then when you lose everything seems negative.”