No excuse for the fourth goal – JM Bartomeu

May 8, 2019


Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu apologised to fans of the club after Tuesday night’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side.

Bartomeu felt for supporters having to watch the loss, especially after a similar comeback occurred in Rome in 2018.

“I feel really bad for the supporters, especially the ones that came to Anfield,” he stated.

“It happened to us in Rome and now it’s happened again here.

“I congratulate Liverpool.

“I’d prefer to not give explanations now in the heat of the moment.

“There will be time to reflect, it’s very difficult to explain this defeat.”

Liverpool‘s fourth goal came from a corner kick taken quickly by full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold as the Barcelona team switched off and Divock Origi scored to make it 4-0.

“There is no explanation for the goal.

“Maybe it was a surprise, I’m not sure.

“I haven’t yet spoken with the coach or the players.”

Barcelona still have the possibility of winning a double, with the Copa Del Rey final against Valencia on May 25.

“We have to lift our spirits and think about the Copa del Rey,” Bartomeu said, looking ahead to that other chance of silverware.



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