FC Barcelona defender Jordi Alba has told his teammates to take the blame for the poor season the club experienced this term.
Barca has been one of the teams fighting for the Laliga title this season but their hopes were ended on Sunday after they went down 2-1 to Celta Vigo with Alba admitting that the players must accept responsibility for their poor end to the season.
"The first half was very good, they hardly got into our half and then get a goal from outside the box. We had the game under control, we were creating chances. The second half was not so good. Celta is a team that plays good football. It was tough and their second goal was bad luck," Alba told Movistar.
Adding on their season, Alba said: "We have to give value to the Copa del Rey but it's true that it's now a lot of games without winning. We depended on ourselves, we'd done the hard work, cutting back all those points, and we didn't then take advantage by going top.
"The players, we're to blame when things go badly. We tried today, above all in the first half, but Celta is a good team and it was hard. That's football. It's a shame to lose."
On the day Barcelona’s title hopes ended with a 2-1 home loss to Celta, Luis Suarez scored his 20th goal of the season to keep Atletico top of La Liga.— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 16, 2021
Reminder: Barcelona let Luis Suarez leave for $7M last summer. pic.twitter.com/wxjTmFmiKH