Register Login Scores

International

Martino: Barca Not Used To Losing

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino was disappointed with his side’s first domestic loss of the season.  

“This side are not used to this kind of situation. Barcelona are not used to losing two matches in a row,” Martino told ESPN.

Athletic Bilbao’s second half winner by Iker Muniain and a solid defensive performance denied Barca the chance to go three points clear ahead of title rivals Atletico Madrid and also allowed their rivals Real Madrid to close the gap to three points.

Sunday’s loss was Barca’s second loss in one week, after they had already left the Amsterdam Arena with a 2:1 defeat in their bags in midweek.

“We came here to rectify the match in Amsterdam. In light of that I think it’s a shame we didn’t get any points.”

Despite the loss Martino was satisfied with his team’s performance. “I think the first half of my team was one of the best performances in La Liga this season.”

Martino was convinced Barca created enough chances. But without Lionel Messi they were not able to break Bilbao’s defence.

Are the Spanish champions missing their superstar?

Share your thoughts in our comment section.

Martino Is New Barca Boss

Martino Hails Star Duo

Martino On Messi & Super Mario

214 comments

Top 5

Hunt’s U-Turn As Surprise Chippa Exit Looms?

22 Sep 13, 2021 04:09 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Club Wants To Sign Messi?

1 Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Messi Unhappy In Paris?

20 Sep 16, 2021 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Dr Drip: Doc Khumalo’s PUMA Swag

39 Sep 16, 2021 09:34 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

The 10 Richest African Footballers, Past Or Present

5 Sep 15, 2021 08:26 PM in African Football

Defender Leaves Chiefs, Joins New Club

66 Sep 13, 2021 04:40 PM in DSTVPEP

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Kapinga Latest From Downs…

16 Sep 13, 2021 11:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Why Mabasa Is A Finisher And Not A Substitute

22 Sep 13, 2021 12:51 PM in Orlando Pirates