Lionel Messi is frantic after Barcelona suffered a home defeat to Osasuna as they lost the La Liga title to rivals Real Madrid.
Barcelona Super Star Lionel Messi has expressed his dissatisfaction with his teammates after they lost out to Real Madrid in the 2019/20 La Liga title.
Barca was on top in the La Liga table after the restart of the Spanish top division following coronavirus outbreak. But playing out a draw in three games out of four saw them crumble to second place.
The Catalans needed to defeat Osasuna, hoping Villarreal do them a favour by beating Real Madrid on Thursday night to keep their hopes of winning the La Liga alive.
However, Quique Setien’s side surprisingly lost 2-1 at Camp Nou to ten-man Osasuna, who had nothing playing to play for.
The Barca skipper admitted that the league was for Madrid to win because they [Barcelona]dropped many points.
“We knew Madrid were going to win the league because we dropped too many points. I don’t like the image we gave, especially thinking ahead to future challenges, said Messi in frank post-match comments carried on the club’s official website.
“Madrid did their homework after lockdown, and they take credit for that. But we helped them a lot. We dropped a lot of points that we shouldn’t have. We need to be self-critical, starting with ourselves, but also globally. Because we are Barcelona and it is our duty to win all the time.”
Messi added that the lost to Osasuna was a reflection of the Catalans season so far and that there is room for improvement ahead of their champions league match.
“There is obviously room for improvement and we need to start thinking about the Champions League. We all want to win it. But we need to be self-critical, improve a lot, and change a lot. I hope we get it all done in time.”