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Barcelona coach Valverde on Granada shock: Blame me

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says defeat at Granada was deserved.

In their worst start to a campaign since 1994/95, Barcelona remain without a win on the road and have picked up just seven points form five games after defeat to Granada.

"I'm worried because away from home we aren't getting good results," he admitted.

"When four away games have gone by, it's a symptom that something isn't too good.

"There are players who arrived late, but we haven't been good, we're not playing well away.

"We dominated, but we don't turn that into goalscoring chances.

"We haven't had a chance of turning the game around."

When asked where the blame lied for that at Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes, Valverde was clear in his answer.

"We're missing precision in the final third, they tried to press us, we came out well from the pressure and then it was a matter of adding the finishing touch, that's where we went wrong," he explained.

"We will try to improve."

Valverde did not shy away from the situation and willingly took the blame.

"You always blame yourself for what happens, the actors are the players but in the end, the coach is responsible," he said.

"You can always win or lose, but when you lose, you have to deserve to win and today it wasn't like that."

Carlos Volcano
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