• Ernesto is frustrated with Barca’s first half display.
  • As for the second one, Valverde explained that it was more like an accident.

Ernesto Valverde has shared his thoughts regarding Barca’s defeat against Athletic Bilbao.

“The first half was not good. The best chances have been ours but we haven’t been well, we didn’t control the game.

“In the second half we have improved our game but we have not had clear chances. Neither have they, until the final stages of the game with Aduriz, and anything can happen with his quality.

“We played way too deep in our half. That is my impression. Raúl García stayed with Frenkie. We wanted to play the game in their half but we didn’t achieve it.”

Barcelona suffered their first defeat of the season right on the opening day of La Liga. 38-year-old Aritz Aduriz scored a decisive goal with a lucky strike in the 2nd half.

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