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Barcelona coach Koeman unhappy with Ter Stegen for Atletico Madrid defeat

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman sought no excuses after defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona lost 1-0 away to Atletico Madrid on Saturday night, with Marc-Andre ter Stegen making a rare mistake which allowed Yannick Carrasco to score.

"We played well in the first half, but a team like Barcelona cannot concede a goal in the 47th minute like we did," Koeman stated.

"I'm worried like any coach," he said. "There are a lot of injuries these days because of the schedule we have. "I will wait until tomorrow to see how the two players [Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto] are doing; I don't know if they will be out for a while. I haven't spoken to the doctor yet."

When pressed on Barcelona's performance, the Dutchman lamented two chances that his players missed.

"The players are working well, but we want better results," Koeman noted. "In principle we have done our best.

"Then we had two very clear chances to equalise. It's always difficult, we know that Atletico defend very well. The goal [we conceded] was our fault; it's not good and it can't happen."

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