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My NYRB teammates aren't up to my level - ex-Barcelona defender Marquez

Rafael Marquez said his New York Red Bulls teammates are not up to his level following Wednesday night's 3-1 loss to Real Salt Lake.

The Red Bulls are now in danger of missing the play-offs and the comments from the former Barcelona star will certainly not help the cause.

"This is a team game and unfortunately there isn't an equal level between my teammates and I," said Marquez.

"I'm not paying attention to that. I'm actually focusing on my game….I'm focusing on performing at my highest performance, at the highest level.

"That doesn't mean the whole back line can perform at the same level, that's the problem."

With five regular season games left, the star-studded Red Bulls sit three points out of the play-offs zone but have won just two of their last 15 and in danger of being the biggest waste of money in MLS history.

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Andrew Slevison
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