MADRID, 5 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
Spanish footballer Sergi Roberto, midfielder for FC Barcelona, admitted on Wednesday that “the second goal” conceded by his team during the Copa del Rey semifinal round, against Real Madrid (0-4), “has touched a little more morale” of him and his teammates in a tie that was finally decided for the meringues.
“Especially in the first half we didn’t deserve to lose. I think we’ve been very good, we’ve had control of the game, we’ve had the ball, we’ve had chances and they scored a goal on us on a counterattack at the end of the first half. “, affirmed Sergi Roberto after the meeting before the microphones of Movistar Plus.
“I think that emotionally affected us a bit. In the middle part we talked about how we were having a good game, that we didn’t deserve to go behind on the scoreboard. Worse, well, in the second half they scored the second for us and it has already cost us”, reiterated the culé midfielder.
Sergi Roberto also said that “on the pitch” he and his teammates had “the feeling” that they were playing “very well” and that they were “playing the game” they had planned. “In the second half we went out for the game, we knew we were tied in the tie, and the second goal has touched our morale a little more and from then on it was difficult for us to find the rhythm of the game, control. ..”, he stressed.
“And well, it couldn’t have been, a pity. Thank the fans, above all, who have been with us. We wanted to go for the Cup and for the League, but now we will have to focus on the League”, lamented Sergi Roberto, thus recalling that Barça maintains a fairly large advantage over Real Madrid in the league championship.
Regarding the controversies between the Real Madrid striker Vinicius Jr. and several Blaugrana players, Sergi Roberto assessed that “in the end these are things that happen in matches”. We have already played quite a few Clásicos and it is always normal for there to be some scuffle. But we have to be smart, focus on playing our game,” he said.