Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman accepts that his team cannot afford to make the kind of mistakes goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen made in injury time in the first half, which condemned them to a 1-1 loss. 0 against Atlético de Madrid.
Little danger appeared clear and present as the ball cleared off the field just before half-time when Ter Stegen took it upon himself to run towards the midline, only for Yannick Carrasco to dodge it and fire into an empty net.
A mediocre Barcelona could not find its way back to the match, leaving Koeman once again faced with more questions about the direction of his team, who sits 10th in the table and looks well off the beat.
“We played well in the first half, but a team like Barcelona can’t concede a goal in minute 47 like we did,” said the Dutchman.
“The players are working well, but we want better results. In principle we have done the maximum.
“Afterwards we had two very clear opportunities to tie the game.
“But we know that Atlético defends very well. The goal was our fault, it is not good and it cannot happen ”.